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Shakespeare's Globe

The Broken Heart

12 March - 18 April 2015

Written by John Ford

£10 standing
£25 - £45 seats
£60 premium tickets


Directed by
Caroline Steinbeis

Designed by
Max Jones

Composed by
Simon Slater

  • Theatre/2015/SWP/BrokenHeart/GC

The lifeless trunk shall wed the broken heart.

The scene is ancient Sparta and the loving couple Penthea and Orgilus are forced apart by her brother and Penthea is pressed into a loveless marriage with a brutal and jealous old man.  Orgilus, disguised as a poor scholar, watches, waits, and as events unfold, unleashes a terrible cycle of revenge.

Ford’s very modern fascination with psychology and mental extremes are found everywhere in this brilliantly nuanced story of an exalted love struggling to exist in a world of selfishness, jealousy and tawdry court politics.

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Pre-show introductions by Globe scholars, illustrated by Globe actors

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