Read Not Dead

Performances with scripts of rarely performed plays:

The Faithful Friends
Sunday 19 April 

The Queen
Sunday 17 May

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Shakespeare's Globe


Thursday 28 May






£5 FoSG/Students



Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe



+44 (0)20 7401 9919 

Ticket Office

In Person:
Monday - Saturday
10.00am - 5.00pm

10.00am - 4.00pm


Please note, late comers may not be admitted.

  • Education/RND Voting2

Read Not Dead
Back By Popular Demand: Voting Event

Over 200 plays written between 1567 and 1642 have been staged in the Read Not Dead series since the reading of Amends for Ladies launched the project in 1995.

One of those plays will be revived as the final staged reading in our second season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. You will have a chance to decide which one.

Four directors will team up with four scholars and present their arguments for reviving one of four plays. Actors will stage a selection of chosen scenes and vie for your vote.

The winning play will then be performed as our final Read Not Dead of the season.

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