5 Stars
‘This production is one of the masterpieces of 21st-century theatre’
The Times, June 2017

5 Stars
‘A blast of defiantly silly but touching escapism’
The Telegraph, June 2017

5 Stars

'A fizzing, intoxicating cocktail'
The Stage, May 2017

5 Stars
‘…a giddy whirl of inventiveness’
Evening Standard, June 2017

5 Stars
‘...this is the good stuff – pure, giddy, sardonic, swooningly romantic.’
TimeOut, June 2017

4 Stars

'Playful and inventive storytelling’
The Arts Desk
, May 2017

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Tuesday 13 – Saturday 24 June 2017

Globe Theatre

Tickets Running Time
Yard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) £20 – £45. Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre Approx. 2 hours 5 mins including an interval

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Carl Grose and Anna Maria Murphy 

Adaptor and Director
Emma Rice

Stu Barker

Bill Mitchell

Lighting Designer
Malcom Rippeth

Sound Designer
Simon Baker 


Niall Ashdown

Stu Barker

Omari Douglas
Love Spotter / Animator

Tom Jackson Greaves
Love Spotter / Animator

Kyle Lima

Dominic Marsh

Pat Moran

Justin Radford

Mike Shepherd
King Mark

Hannah Vassallo

Elizabeth Westcott

Kirsty Woodward

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Kneehigh at the Globe 

Please note: this production has now closed.

‘Sink down upon us. Night of love, make me
forget I live.’


Cornish King Mark is at war: he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn't counted on falling head over heels for his enemys sister, or expected the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Seen through the eyes of the Unloved, Tristan & Yseult, the most successful and beloved of all of Kneehighs shows, blends comedy, live music, grand passions and tender truths in an irresistible night of love.


This critically acclaimed production catapulted the company onto the international stage over a decade ago. Since then the show has played to rapt audiences across the world, from roofless Cornish castles to intimate New York warehouses. In its latest incarnation this unforgettable version of the greatest love story of the Celtic tradition will tour for the first time to the four corners: Cornwall, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as to Shakespeares Globe and other UK theatres, delighting audiences as well as breaking hearts...

Tristan and Yseult has been hailed by critics as ‘a triumph’, ‘deliriously joyful’ and ‘breathtaking in every respect’.

Please note: this production contains lots of steamy romance and one bit of naughty language.

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