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Thursday 18 May – Saturday 5 August 2017

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

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William Shakespeare 

Emma Rice 

Lez Brotherston

Ian Ross

Etta Murfitt

Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth

Sound Designer
Simon Baker 

Fight Directors
Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of Rc-Annie Ltd 


Marc Antolin
Sir Andrew Aguecheek

Carly Bawden

Nandi Bhebhe

Le Gateau Chocolat

Tony Jayawardena
Sir Toby Belch

Joshua Lacey

Pieter Lawman

Annette McLaughlin

Kandaka Moore

Katy Owen

John Pfumojena

Theo St. Claire

Anita-Joy Uwajeh

View cast headshots on the blog → 

Please note: this production has now closed.

‘How does he love me?

With adoration, with fertile tears,
With groans that thunder love, with sighs of fire.’


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. The Duke, madly in love with the Countess Olivia, sends Viola to woo on his behalf. What could possibly go wrong? Olivia falls in love with the cross-dressed page while Viola falls deep and fast for Orsino. Meanwhile, mischievous servants play painful pranks at each other’s expense. 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.


Expect cross-dressing, hijinks and bittersweet hilarity as Emma Rice directs Shakespeare’s timeless, soulful and irrepressible comedy.


Pre & post-show talks

Introductory Lectures →

Inspiring introductory talks about Twelfth Night given by leading Shakespeare scholars and supported by Globe actors.

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Monday 26 June 2017
Wednesday 5 July 2017

Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £8 (£6 Members/Student)

Theatre Company Q&As →

Theatre company members share their experience of Twelfth Night, the Globe and answer your questions in these post-show Q&A sessions.

Tuesday 27 June 2017
Tuesday 4 July 2017

Time: 15 mins after matinee performance
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £5 (£4 Members/Student)

Exclusive events for our Members

Meet the Cast →

Twelfth Night cast members share their experience of working at the Globe and backstage secrets in these Q&A sessions.

Thursday 6 July 2017

Time: 15 mins after the matinee performance
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £3, including a glass of wine/soft drink

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Waxing Lyrical

A Celebration of Artistic Leadership →

Join Matthew Dunster, Associate Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, as he interviews leading Artistic Directors about their life, their work and their influences. Their memories will be accompanied by handpicked pieces of music that have inspired them.

Emma Rice & David Jubb: Thursday 29 June 2017

Nicholas Hytner & Ellen McDougall: Friday 30 June 2017

Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Tickets: £10 – £25

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