Each year the Globe Theatre Company rediscovers the dynamic relationship between the audience and the actor in this unique space. Audiences experience the \\\' wooden O\\\' either sitting in a gallery or standing informally as a groundling in the yard, just as they would have done 400 years ago.
10 May 2013
Shakespeare’s Globe presents Macbeth, directed by Olivier Award-winning stage and screen actress Eve Best. Shakespeare’s classic exploration of ambition, guilt and destiny opens at the Globe on 22 June 2013, the third and final play in the Season of Plenty’s trio of supernatural Shakespeares.
22 April 2013
The brand new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will open its doors to the public for the first time on 9 January 2014 with an eclectic season of early modern drama, opera and exclusive one-off performances and concerts.
15 April 2013
The Globe’s 2013 ‘Season of Plenty’ continues with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, running from 24 May to 12 October. Olivier Award-winner Michelle Terry will play Titania alongside John Light as Oberon, her husband and adversary. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole with music from Claire van Kampen and designs by Jonathan Fensom, the production will explore the intense passions and antagonisms that lurk beneath the shimmering surface of Shakespeare’s eternally popular comedy.
19 March 2013
The ambition and exuberance of the multilingual ‘Globe to Globe’ festival lives on as Shakespeare’s Globe welcomes back three of the most popular contributions from last summer. And continuing the Globe’s love affair with international theatre, Footsbarn will also be performing their Indian Tempest – a heady blend of street theatre, circus and shadowplay staged in four different languages.
15 March 2013
On Sunday 21 April Shakespeare’s Globe will celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday with its very first ‘Whirligig’, an eclectic evening of magical and musical performance courtesy of a sparkling line-up of performers - plus the usual afternoon of free family events.
12 March 2013
Roger Allam and Colin Morgan in The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe
Shakespeare’s Globe launches its 2013 theatre season on 23 April with Jeremy Herrin’s production of The Tempest. Olivier award-winner Roger Allam makes a welcome return to the Globe as Prospero, with Colin Morgan as Ariel and Jessie Buckley as Miranda. The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece, imbued with magical spirits and supernatural charm.
11 March 2013
Small Scale Tours update: King Lear and The Taming of the Shrew
The Globe's touring theatre programme remains small in scale - but not in status. King Lear, with international stars Joseph Marcell and Rawiri Paratene, will tour sixteen inspiring and atmospheric venues across the UK and Europe. The Taming of the Shrew will be performed by an all-female cast and will conclude with Globe On Tour's first foray into Asia.
7 February 2013
The Globe announces updates to 'Season of Plenty' 2013 theatre season
Building on the achievements of 2012, Shakespeare’s Globe opens public booking for the 2013 theatre season on Monday 11 February. ‘Season of Plenty’ follows a watershed year at the Globe and offers theatre’s brightest talents in a rich season of fifteen plays, including three world premières, an expansion of the Globe’s award-winning touring, and the return of three Globe to Globe productions from last year’s once-in-a-lifetime festival.
16 October 2012
Shakespeare’s Globe announces new titles for a bold and vibrant 2013, as a remarkable 2012 theatre season comes to a close
Ushering out the final performances of its 2012 season, the Globe looks ahead and announces its theatre productions for 2013. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest andMacbeth, the three plays of Shakespeare’s which deal most directly with the supernatural, will sit at the heart of the season.
12 September 2012
Shakespeare’s Globe releases two new DVDs on the Opus Arte label from its 2011 Word is God season along with a box set of the 2010 Kings & Rogues titles. All’s Well That Ends Well and Much Ado About Nothing will be available from 29 October 2012 along with the four-disc box set of Henry IV (Parts I & II), Henry VIII and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
11 September 2012
Shakespeare’s Globe in partnership with Arts Alliance Media will release three of its theatre productions to cinemas in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The Globe on Screen season will launch globally this autumn and will include All’s Well That Ends Well, Much Ado About Nothing, and Doctor Faustus.
07 June 2012
Shakespeare’s Globe announces success of the Globe to Globe Festival as it completes its six week marathon.
- Over 85,000 tickets sold
- Nearly 4,000 bookings for multiple shows
- Over 36,000 theatre-goers saw a production for only £5
- 80% of bookings comprised new audiences coming to the Globe for the very first time
- 14 world premieres