Please join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bankside’s third Globe Theatre with a year of events exploring the world Around Play.
Our events for families include a second Shakespeare’s Telling Tales Festival, half term tale-telling and Saturday matinee performances of The Taming of the Shrew, this year’s Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production. Productions in the Globe include the Rutgers Conservatory students in As You Like It and Julius Caesar and the annual Sam Wanamaker Festival.
Pre-performance talks, short courses and post-show discussions will complement the plays in Emma Rice’s Summer of Love season. John Wolfson’s annual talk will focus on Shakespeare’s sonnets and Professor Grace Ioppolo (University of Reading) will give the 2017 Sam Wanamaker Fellowship Lecture.
Our Read Not Dead series this year celebrates Philip Massinger who is buried in Southwark Cathedral alongside John Fletcher and is one of the most underrated and exciting playwrights of the period. Renowned theatre producer Thelma Holt and celebrated actor Adrian Lester will be two of the contributors to this year’s series of Sam Conversations.