Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe On Tour

We will be taking Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice on tour to various venues across the world.

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Tour locations

Ystad Theater, Sweden 
Thursday 16 - Saturday 18 August 
Book tickets

Akershus Fortress, Oslo
Tuesday 21 - Saturday 25 August
Book tickets

Cambridge Arts Theatre
Wednesday 29 August – Saturday 1 September
Book tickets

School of the Arts Concert Hall, Singapore
Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 September

Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong
Tuesday 25 - Sunday 30 September
 

Past Locations:

Chilham Castle, Kent
Friday 25 – Sunday 27 May

Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor
Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 June

Campos Eliseos Theater, Bilbao, Spain
Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 June

Auditorio Niemeyer Avilés, Spain
Saturday 16 June 

Teatros del Canal, Madrid, Spain
Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 June

The Shakespeare Festival, Neuss, Germany

Art Carnuntum, Austria
Friday 29 June - Sunday 1 July

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, North Yorkshire
Thursday 5 - Sunday 8 July

Brighton Open Air Theatre
Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14 July

Oxford Bodleian Library Quad
Wednesday 18 - Sunday 29 July

Doddington Hall, Lincoln
Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 August

Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick 
Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 August 

Reviews

4 Stars

‘A wholly memorable evening’
WhatsOnStage

‘You’re guaranteed to experience something truly incredible.’ 
Art Scene in Wales

‘This is a company at the top of its game’
Richmondshire today

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25 May - 30 September 2018

Touring UK and international venues

Tickets Running time
TicketsPlease see right for details on each venue Running timeApprox. 2 hours 20 minutes including an interval

Writer
William Shakespeare 

The Ensemble:

Bill Barclay
Composer

Luke Brady
Player

Sarah Case
Voice

Steffan Cennydd
Player

Andrew D Edwards
Designer

Cynthia Emeagi
Player

Sarah Finigan
Player

Colm Gormley
Player

Russell Layton
Player

Isabel Marr 
Assistant Director

Kevin McCurdy
Fight Director

Rhianna McGreevy
Player

Brendan O’Hea
Director

Jacqueline Phillps
Player

Fay Powell-Thomas
Production Manager

Laura Rushton
Costume Supervisor

Paul Russell
Lighting Designer

Siân Williams
Choreographer

Roles revealed - Who’s playing who...

<p><strong>Creatives</strong></p>
<hr />
<p>Writer<br /><strong>William Shakespeare&nbsp;</strong></p>
<p>Director<br /><strong>Brendan O&rsquo;Hea</strong></p>
<p>Designer<br /><strong>Andrew D Edwards</strong></p>
<p>Composer<br /><strong>Bill Barclay </strong></p>
<p>Choreographer<br /><strong>Si&acirc;n Williams</strong></p>

Voter's Choice



‘Thy frank election make’ 

All’s Well That Ends Well, Act II, scene 3


Background


How did a company tour in Shakespeare’s day? We know that when the theatres closed, a small group of actors, juggling a variety of roles in three or four plays from their extensive repertoire, would leave London and head off on tour. We also know that the choice of play or entertainment was left to the most powerful person of the household.

So, following in the tradition of our resident playwright, and in a first for Shakespeare’s Globe, between May and September 2018 a company of eight actors will offer audiences a choice of three plays: The Merchant of VeniceThe Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night. They will perform all three at the Globe before setting out on a national and international tour. And also in keeping with tradition – and with thrilling unpredictability – the choice of play will be put back into the hands of the most powerful members of the house: the audience.

Brendan O’Hea, director, actor, and passionate education practitioner, has previously performed in a number of productions at Shakespeare’s Globe including Cymbeline (2015), Measure for Measure(2015), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014), and Henry V (2012).

‘The combination of Shakespeare, the Globe and touring ticks every box for me. The chance to share those glorious words and my experience of playing that beautiful theatre with audiences throughout the world excites me beyond measure. And I’m relishing the opportunity to direct three of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in a unique and unpredictable presentation.’
Brendan O’Hea

Also performing at Shakespeare's Globe


Join us in the Globe Theatre at the start and end of the world tour to watch one of the three plays on a specific date, or attend one of the weekend performances where the Globe audience will choose the play.
Find out more about our Summer Season at Shakespeare's Globe →

The Voter's Choice experience


Taking the Globe on the road