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Nell Gwynn (2015)

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Playwright: Jessica Swale
Directed by: Christopher Luscombe

Having delighted audiences with Blue Stockings in 2013, writer Jessica Swale returns to the Globe with this vibrant take on life in the theatre in the 17th century.

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Farinelli and the King (2015)

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Playwright: Claire van Kampen
Directed by: John Dove

Depressed and plagued by insomnia, King Philippe V of Spain lies awake in his chamber. The Queen, desperate to find a cure, hears of Farinelli - a castrato with a voice so divine it has the power to captivate all who hear it. But will his extraordinary talent prove to be a curse rather than a blessing?

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The Oresteia (2015)

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Playwright: Aeschylus
Directed by: Adele Thomas

Perfectly suited to the outdoor arena of the Globe, this innovative new adaptation is the original and ultimate tale of justice and mercy.

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Macbeth (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Tang Shu-wing

Inspired by the tradition of Asian physical theatre, this version of Macbeth perfomed in Cantonese transmits the spirit of the play through a succession of stylised images.

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The Heresy of Love (2015)

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Playwright: Helen Edmundson
Directed by: John Dove

Inspired by the life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, writer of The House of Desires, The Heresy of Love uses all the devices of Spanish Golden Age Theatre – intrigue and danger, passion and politics, comedy and tragedy – in this clash between organised religion and personal faith.

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Richard III (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Wang Xiaoying

The National Theatre of China return to the Globe with Richard III, Shakespeare’s hilarious horror-show of power and paranoia.

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Much Ado About Nothing (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Max Webster

After delighting audiences in 2014, Much Ado About Nothing returns to the Globe and touring on an Elizabethan inspired stage. A handful of players reinvent renaissance touring theatre for the 21st century with Shakespeare’s timeless comedy.

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Richard II (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Simon Godwin

Richard II invests a weak and self-dramatising man with tragic status and represents Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of the meaning of kingship.

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