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Thursday 16 July 2015

Full casting announced for Rory Mullarkey’s new adaptation of The Oresteia

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Rory Mullarkey’s new adaptation of The Oresteia, directed by Adele Thomas.

 

Friday 3 July 2015

Gugu Mbatha-Raw to star in Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn at Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star as Nell in Jessica Swale’s new play Nell Gwynn, directed by Christopher Luscombe. 

 

Tuesday 30 June 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe appoints new CFOO and strengthens board with two new trustees 

Shakespeare's Globe has appointed Ian Dixon, currently Chief Operating Officer at the Serpentine Gallery, as Chief Finance and Operations Officer. Joanna Mackle, Deputy Director at the British Museum, and Daniel Heaf, Senior Vice President, Digital Commerce at Burberry, join the Board of Trustees.

 

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Shakespeare's Globe names Christopher Plummer as the recipient of the 2015 Sam Wanamaker Award

Internationally-acclaimed actor Christopher Plummer has been awarded Shakespeare’s Globe’s most prestigious prize, the 2015 Sam Wanamaker Award, established in the name of the theatre’s founder to celebrate work that has increased the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare.

 

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Full casting announced for Helen Edmundson’s The Heresy of Love

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Helen Edmundson’s The Heresy of Love, opening at the Globe on 31 July. The play premiered to great acclaim at the RSC in 2012, but has never been seen by London audiences. This new production stars Naomi Frederick as Sor Juana, Anthony Howell as Bishop Santa Cruz and Gabrielle Lloyd as Madre Marguerita.

 

Thursday 11 June 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe to offer two Chinese-language Shakespeare productions this summer

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to welcome back two Chinese companies from the hugely successful Globe to Globe festival of international Shakespeare this summer. From 20 to 25 July, the National Theatre of China will perform their Richard III in Mandarin. Then from 17 to 23 August, the Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio from Hong Kong will stage their brand new production of Macbeth in Cantonese. Both productions will have scene synopses in English.

 

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Full casting announced for Simon Godwin’s new production of Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Simon Godwin’s forthcoming production of Richard II, starring Charles Edwards in the title role.

 

Thursday 28 May 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe announces Dominic Dromgoole’s final season as Artistic Director

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce Dominic Dromgoole’s final season as Artistic Director. For the first time, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will host Shakespeare as part of the main season. Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest will play in the candlelit indoor theatre between November 2015 and April 2016. Multi award-winning actress Eileen Atkins will also return with her critically-acclaimed Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins in January and February 2016. 

 

Monday 11 May 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe and BECTU: Guides’ Pay Claim Statement

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Friday 8 May 2015

Kill Shakespeare at Shakespeare’s Globe: co-creator of graphic novel series presents at Shakespeare’s Globe in London

On Thursday 21 May at 7pm, two worlds collide as graphic novel Kill Shakespeare comes to London’s historic Shakespeare’s Globe.

 

Friday 1 May 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe announces new Artistic Director

Shakespeare’s Globe today announces Emma Rice as its new Artistic Director. In April 2016, Emma will take over from Dominic Dromgoole, who will complete the recently opened Summer season and one more Winter season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, departing once the Globe to Globe Hamlet tour completes its two-year adventure next April.

 

Wednesday 22 April 2015

The Globe’s unprecedented worldwide tour of Hamlet reaches halfway point on Shakespeare’s birthday tomorrow

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that its unprecedented two-year global tour of Hamlet  to every country in the world reaches its halfway point on 23 April 2015. The company will perform at the Teatros del Canal in Madrid, celebrating 80,000 miles, 96 countries and over 150 shows. 

 

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe announces new productions for the 2015/16 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse season and casting for Measure for Measure at the Globe this summer.

Dominic Dromgoole’s new production of Measure for Measure will star Mariah Gale, Dominic Rowan and Kurt Egyiawan, and the 2015/16 Winter season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will include Luigi Rossi’s Orpheus, Simon Armitage’s The Odyssey, and revivals of Thomas Tallis and Omeros.

 

Thursday 9 April 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe releases ‘Shakespeare’s Globe 360’ giving users a 360-degree virtual experience of the historic London venue.

Shakespeare’s Globe is releasing a free app that allows anyone in the world to stand inside and explore a 360-degree photo-real virtual version of the famous ‘Wooden O’ theatre.

 

Wednesday 1 April 2015

York chosen by Shakespeare’s Globe to host Interface - its annual networking event for top cultural brands and regional digital creatives

In the year that York celebrates being the UK’s first City of Media Arts, Shakespeare’s Globe has chosen the city to host Interface, its annual networking event bringing together the country’s top cultural brands to meet creatives, artists, agencies and developers from the digital industries.

 

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday and half-way point of Globe to Globe Hamlet tour

On Sunday 19 April, Shakespeare’s Globe will celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday with its annual day of free family events. As the unprecedented Globe to Globe Hamlet tour celebrates its half-way point in Madrid, the Globe will be throwing open its doors for a Hamlet-themed day of celebrations on Bankside. 

 

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Shakespeare Inspired! Summer events at Shakespeare’s Globe inspire families, scholars, students and all.

Globe Education’s summer season of events, Shakespeare Inspired explores the works that inspired Shakespeare as well as works and people who have, in turn, been inspired by him.

 

Tuesday 24 March 2015

China and America join the UK’s biggest celebration of young acting talent at the 10th Sam Wanamaker Festival, Sunday 29 March 4.00pm

The UK’s biggest celebration of young acting talent, the Sam Wanamaker Festival, takes place at Shakespeare’s Globe on Sunday 29 March at 4pm.

 

Monday 16 March 2015

New summer events in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, featuring Julian Glover, Angela Hewitt, John Williams and Jonathan Pryce

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce new music and spoken word events for summer 2015, as well as a series of Globe Outside In productions, in which Shakespeare productions from the outdoor theatre are brought into our intimate candlelit space for special limited runs. 

 

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe announces full casting for The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce full casting for The Merchant of Venice, directed by Jonathan Munby and starring Jonathan Pryce as Shylock. This new production of one of Shakespeare’s most poetically dazzling and morally ambivalent plays will be designed by Mike Britton and composed by Jules Maxwell.

 

Friday 6 March 2015

Claire van Kampen’s new play Farinelli and the King with Mark Rylance to transfer to the West End

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen’s critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem) as King Philippe V of Spain.  

 

Monday 2 March 2015

2014 Annual Review: Press Release

Shakespeare’s Globe celebrates five year box office high and plays the lead in promoting one of the UK’s top culture brands, as reported by the 2014 Annual Review.  The Globe celebrates its fifth year of exceptional box office sales and record audience numbers, making almost a 10 percent share of total London play-going, and is performing Shakespeare in more countries than any other organisation, almost 700 performances in over 80 countries.

 

Friday 27 February 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe announces casting for Richard II, King John and As You Like It

Charles Edwards will be taking the lead in Simon Godwin’s Richard II, opening at the Globe 11 July. Jo Stone-Fewings will take the title role with Alex Waldmann playing The Bastard in a co-production with Royal & Derngate of James Dacre’s King John. Johnny Flynn will be composing for period instruments for the first time in Blanche McIntyre’s As You Like It, opening 15 May

 

Monday 23 February 2015

Saint-Omer First Folio to be exhibited at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2016

The recently discovered Saint-Omer First Folio – one of the rarest and most valuable books in the world –  will be exhibited at the Globe for 2 months in 2016, the year of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. 

 

February 2015

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank presents young people with timeless issues of prejudice, violence and conflict in a World War One Othello 

Othello opens at Shakespeare’s Globe on 26 February, presenting issues of prejudice, violence and conflict in a First World War setting especially for a young audience of 11 to 18 year olds. 

 

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Rory Mullarkey to adapt Aeschylus’s Oresteia for Shakespeare’s Globe this summer

Award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey has been commissioned to adapt Aeschylus’s Oresteia for Adele Thomas’s forthcoming production, playing at the Globe from 29 August 2015. 

 

Thursday 15 January 2015

Amy Morgan, Owen Teale and Luke Thompson to star in Caroline Steinbeis’ forthcoming production of The Broken Heart

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce full casting for The Broken Heart, to be directed by Caroline Steinbeis. Starring Amy Morgan (Mr Selfridge) as Penthea, Owen Teale (Game of Thrones) as Bassanes and Luke Thompson (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher) as Ithocles, Ford’s tragedy explores the devastating consequences of virtue’s attempts to resist desire in a world of stifling restraint and repression.   


Monday 12 January 2015

February Half Term at Shakespeare’s Globe: Award-winning family show Muse ofFire returns for the final time.

This Half Term, intrepid families will have one last chance to see the multi-award winning familytheatre experience Muse of Fire at Shakespeare’s Globe.

 

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Jonathan Pryce to play Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and Michelle Terry to play Rosalind in As You Like It at Shakespeare’s Globe this summer

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that multi-award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce will play Shylock in Jonathan Munby’s forthcoming production of The Merchant of Venice, opening the Globe’s 2015 summer season on 23 April. Oliver Award-winning actress Michelle Terry will star as Rosalind in Blanche McIntyre’s As You Like It, opening 15 May. 

 

Monday 5 January 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe opens recruitment for its new Artistic Director, to be appointed in Spring 2015

Shakespeare’s Globe today opens recruitment for its new Artistic Director, who will replace Dominic Dromgoole when he steps down on 23 April 2016. Applications will close on 14 February 2015 and first round interviews will be held during the week commencing 16 March. The search and recruitment process will be led by two members of the Globe’s Board of Trustees: Jenny Topper OBE and Emma Stenning, alongside Shakespeare’s Globe Chief Executive Neil Constable. 

 

Friday 12 December 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe announces candlelit concerts and events for 2015 in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce a new line-up of candlelit concerts and events in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for Spring and Summer 2015, featuring John Williams, Derek Jacobi, Janie Dee, Samuel West, Katherine Parkinson and Angela Hewitt.

 

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe announces James Norton, Aidan Gillen, Deborah Findlay, Trystan Gravelle and Sam Crane for the ‘Winter’s Tales’ series, The Changeling and Farinelli and the King

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that Aidan Gillen, James Norton and Deborah Findlay will perform in the Winter’s Tales series in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse over Christmas and New Year. Trystan Gravelle will star as De Flores alongside Hattie Morahan in Dominic Dromgoole’s forthcoming production of The Changeling, and Sam Crane will play the eponymous castrato in Claire van Kampen’s Farinelli and the King.

 

Monday 24 November 2014

Award-winning family show Muse of Fire returns to Shakespeare’s Globe over theFebruary 2015 Half Term for the final time.

From 16-20 February 2015, intrepid families will have one last chance to see the multi-award winningfamily theatre experience Muse of Fire.

 

Friday 21 November 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe announces Dominic Dromgoole’s final summer season as Artistic Director 

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce Dominic Dromgoole’s final summer season as Artistic Director. Following 2014’s ‘Arms and the Man’ programme, which explored mankind’s capacity for violent conflict, next summer’s programme will be constructed around the theme ‘Justice and Mercy’. The season will probe the strengths and weaknesses of judicial law and the various tugs-of-war between family, state, religion, love, sex and duty that have defined human morality for centuries.

 

Thursday 20 November 2014

Southwark community aged from 3 to 93 to perform at Shakespeare’s Globe in the annual community event A Concert for Winter

On 11 December at 1pm, Shakespeare’s Globe invites the whole borough of Southwark to celebrate the festive season with A Concert for Winter. The annual community concert from Globe Education is for all who live, work or learn in Southwark. This yea'r concert is generously supported by Delancey.

 

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe launches Globe Player, becoming the first theatre to create its own dedicated video-on-demand platform

Shakespeare’s Globe today launches Globe Player, a brand new online platform offering full-length HD films of over 50 Shakespeare productions at the Globe to rent or buy.


Wednesday 22 October 2014

New paperback explores all the senses in Shakespeare’s theatres and early modern drama - Shakespeare’s Theatres and The Effects of Performance

Shakespeare’s Theatres and The Effects of Performance was first published in 2013 and has been so well received that it has been launched in paperback this month by Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, priced at £19.99. 

 

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Hattie Morahan to star as Beatrice-Joanna in Dominic Dromgoole’s forthcoming production of The Changeling

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that award-winning actress Hattie Morahan will take the role of Beatrice-Joanna in Dominic Dromgoole’s forthcoming production of The Changeling, opening 20 January 2015.

 

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe at Christmas, featuring a riotous main show and ‘Winter’s Tales’ with Penelope Wilton, Juliet Stevenson, Harriet Walter and Roger Allam

For the first time in its history, Shakespeare’s Globe is offering theatre, music and spoken word productions throughout the winter – including a riotous Christmas show, Adele Thomas’s much-loved production of The Knight of the Burning Pestle and the ‘Winter’s Tales’ featuring Penelope Wilton, Juliet Stevenson, Harriet Walter and Roger Allam.

 

Thursday 2 October 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe tells the untold stories, especially for families this October Half Term

This October Half Term Shakespeare’s Globe unveils its new offering for families as part of the Family Arts Festival: Shakespeare’s Untold Stories, a series of interactive story days from 27-31 October, including a special re-telling of Titus Andronicus on Halloween

 

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Every state secondary school in London and Birmingham offered free tickets to Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe is offering free tickets to Othello to all state secondary schools in London and Birmingham.  The Globe Education production, specifically designed for secondary school and A-Level students, will run from 26 February to 12 March on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. 

 

Monday 8 September 2014

Mark Rylance to take lead role alongside Iestyn Davies and William Purefoy in Claire van Kampen’s new play with music Farinelli and the King

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce that Mark Rylance will star as Philippe V, King of Spain in Claire van Kampen’s new play with music, Farinelli and the King, premiering in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in February 2015. The role of the castrato Farinelli will be sung by celebrated countertenors Iestyn Davies and William Purefoy. 

 

Monday 18 August 2014

Deutsche Bank’s partnership with Globe Education extends its target on disadvantage in schools

Deutsche Bank is extending its successful partnership with Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe to target disadvantage in schools, providing free access to a cultural experience, accompanied by online resources and workshops to support the curriculum.  Each year Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank offers free tickets to a full-scale Shakespeare production at the Globe to every state secondary school in London. 

 

Wednesday 6 August 2014

Two winners chosen for this year’s Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award focussing on food and religion

Globe Education has chosen two titles as joint winners of this year’s Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award: David B. Goldstein's Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare's England and Gillian Woods’ Shakespeare’s Unreformed Fictions.

 

Thursday 31 July 2014

Lope de Vega’s Punishment Without Revenge to be the first Globe staging of a play from the Spanish Golden Age, performed in Spanish

For five performances only (1 - 6 September 2014), Madrid-based company Fundaciόn Siglo de Oro (formerly Rakatá), will stage Lope de Vega’s Punishment Without Revenge at the Globe. Directed by Ernesto Arias, the production will be performed in Spanish with scene synopses in English. 

 

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe gains architectural recognition 

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and remodelled foyer at Shakespeare’s Globe have been recognised in three major architectural awards.

 

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe announces 2014-15 season of candlelit concerts and events in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce another season of candlelit concerts and events, featuring Ian Bostridge, Charlotte Rampling, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Avi Avital, Mahan Esfahani, Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Chilingirian Quartet.

 

Thursday 24 July 2014

After its sell-out première run in October 2013 the multi award-winning family theatre experience, Muse of Fire is returning to Shakespeare’s Globe from 18-27 August.

Suitable for children aged 6 to 11 (and any brave parents or guardians) the story-based treasure hunt was originally staged to mark the 400th anniversary of the Globe burning down.

 

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe announces full casting for Blanche McIntyre’s production of The Comedy of Errors and Howard Brenton’s new play Doctor Scroggy’s War

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Blanche McIntyre’s forthcoming production of The Comedy of Errors and the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s Doctor Scroggy’s War.

 

Monday 7 July 2014

Shakespeare's Globe to perform Hamlet at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 4 August 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe announced today that it will perform its Globe to Globe Hamlet at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, on 4 August 2014, as part of its ambitious two-year tour of Hamlet to every country on earth.