|Yard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) £20 – £45. Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre|
‘The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve’
This summer revel in the extraordinary, magical atmosphere of the Globe at night with our special midnight matinee performances. Starting at 11.59pm, as the stars shine above and the city fades away to sleep, prepare to be transported into the world of cross-dressed heroines, star-crossed lovers and quarrelling sweethearts, and experience Shakespeare in a truly enchanting environment.
Friday 9 June, 11.59pm
Twins Sebastian and Viola are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, separated and believing each other to be dead. Beside herself with grief, Viola disguises herself as a boy and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. But the Duke, madly in love with the Countess Olivia, sends Viola to woo on his behalf. Heady chaos ensues as griefs, loves and deep human confusions collide, but fear not! Sweet resolution wins the day as friends, twins and lovers are reunited.
Romeo and Juliet
Friday 30 June, 11.59pm
In Verona, violence rules. Two families bear an ancient grudge, and rage flares between them. In a world where greed, wealth and bitter feuds prevail, two disenchanted children dare to choose love.
Much Ado About Nothing
Friday 22 September, 11.59pm
Claudio, pining for his love Hero, returns home from the first wave of the revolution. Though Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by vowing to kill his best friend.