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Friday 17 November 2017

Globe Education's production for the 2018 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank will be Much Ado About Nothing.

Opening at Shakespeare's Globe on 23 February and running until 21 March, Much Ado About Nothing urges teenagers to search for truth, learn from mistakes and forgive. Over 20,000 free tickets are available for state secondary schools in London and Birmingham.

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Shakespeare's Globe announces full casting for Anders Lustgarten's new play The Secret Theatre in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the full cast for the world premiere of Anders Lustgarten's The Secret Theatre in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse directed by Matthew Dunster. As the nation's relationship with Europe deteriorates and civil unrest grows, Elizabeth I's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, adopts extreme tactics to keep his queen and country safe. Set in a world of espionage, double-crossing and blackmail, The Secret Theatre asks what we are prepared to sacrifice to ensure our safety.

Thursday 28 September 2017

Barrie Rutter to play The Emperor in Shakespeare's Globe's and Northern Broadsides' co-production of The Captive Queen.

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce that Barrie Rutter will play the role of The Emperor in his forthcoming production of The Captive Queen, a Shakespeare's Globe and Northern Broadsides co-production in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

 

Friday 22 September 2017

Globe on Screen launches in China

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the launch of Globe on Screen in China, in collaboration with ATW Culture.

 

Friday 8 September 2017

Shakespeare's Globe announces full casting for Emma Rice's new musical Romantics Anonymous in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the full cast of Romantics Anonymous, a new musical in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse directed by Emma Rice, with book written by Emma Rice, lyrics written by Christopher Dimond, and music by Michael Kooman, presented by special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment. 

 

Thursday 27 July 2017

Gina McKee to play Boudica in new production at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce that Gina McKee will be playing the title role in Eleanor Rhode's forthcoming production of Tristan Bernays' new play Boudica, opening Friday 8 September. The final production of Emma Rice's Summer of Love season, Boudica charts the story of one of Britain's most famous warrior queens.

 

Monday 24 July 2017

Shakespeare’s Globe announces new Artistic Director

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that Michelle Terry will be its Artistic Director from April 2018.

 

Monday 12 June 2017

Shakespeare's Globe announces one-off music gig from Plan B

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce that Ben Drew, better known as Plan B, will take over the Globe Theatre on Monday 24 July for a live music gig. 

 

Thursday 1 June 2017

Shakespeare’s Globe announces full casting for Matthew Dunster’s Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce casting for Matthew Dunster’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in revolutionary Mexico in 1910, the production stars Beatriz Romilly as Beatrice, Matthew Needham as Benedick, Anya Chalotra as Hero, Marcello Cruz as Claudio and Martin Marquez as Leonato.

 

Thursday 1 June 2017

2017 Sam Wanamaker Award celebrates two decades of volunteering at Shakespeare’s Globe

Two decades of volunteering will be celebrated at Shakespeare’s Globe on Saturday 10 June when 25 volunteers will receive the 2017 Sam Wanamaker Award. Shakespeare’s Globe, which was opened on 12 June 1997 by HM The Queen, relies on the enormous contribution of its volunteers; 650 volunteer stewards give over 60,000 hours a year to assist with theatre and education events. Each of this year’s Sam Wanamaker Award recipients has given twenty years of service to Shakespeare’s Globe.  

 

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Shakespeare’s Globe announces ‘The Winter Selection’ in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the 2017 winter season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, entitled The Winter Selection.

 The season opens with Romantics Anonymous, a new musical directed by Emma Rice, with book written by Emma Rice, lyrics by Christopher Dimond, and music by Michael Kooman, presented by special arrangement with Radio Mouse Entertainment. This will be followed by The Secret Theatre, a new play by Anders Lustgarten, directed by Matthew Dunster, and Apocalypse Meow: Crisis is Born, an alternative Christmas show from post-post-modern cabaret sensation Meow Meow. 

 

Friday 7 April 2017

Kevin McNally to play King Lear in Nancy Meckler’s production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that Kevin McNally will take the title role in Nancy Meckler’s forthcoming production of King Lear

 

Friday 31 March 2017

Shakespeare's Globe announces the Festival of Independence

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the Festival of Independence, honouring those who have fought for independence, and those who continue to do so across the world today. Curated by award-winning playwright Tanika Gupta MBE, the festival aims to shine a light on struggles for personal, political and artistic freedom, and includes theatre, music, poetry and dance. It features a world premiere of Gupta’s new play Lions and Tigers, directed by Pooja Ghai, in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The festival will also feature a one-off gig in the Globe Theatre by Mobo award-winning Nitin Sawhney, a new production of Vijay Tendulkar’s revolutionary play A Friend’s Story directed by Akash Khurana, and an evening of words and music in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with Susheela Raman, William Dalrymple, Sam Mills and Pirashanna Theverajah.

 

Friday 24 February 2017

Mark Rylance and Shakespeare's Globe announce special event at Westminster Abbey

Shakespeare’s Globe and Mark Rylance are delighted to announce All Places that the Eye of Heaven Visits, a unique event at Westminster Abbey, in celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday. On Friday 21 April and Saturday 22 April, Mark will join a company of 25 actors, as Shakespeare’s plays, poetry and song are brought to life in fifty fleeting and intimate encounters throughout the Abbey.

 

Thursday 2 February 2017

Shakespeare’s Globe announces casting for Romeo and Juliet directed by Daniel Kramer, and Twelfth Night directed by Emma Rice

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce casting for Romeo and Juliet directed by Daniel Kramer, and Twelfth Night directed by Emma Rice. Emma’s 2017 summer season, the Summer of Love, marks the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967. The season opens on 22 April with Romeo and Juliet, starring Edward Hogg as Romeo, and Kirsty Bushell as Juliet. Emma Rice’s Twelfth Night opens 18 May and will star Carly Bawden as Maria and George Ikediashi, also known as award-winning drag performer Le Gateau Chocolat, as Feste.