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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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25 May - 29 July 2018

Touring UK and international venues

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Writer
William Shakespeare 

Director
Brendan O’Hea

Designer
Andrew D Edwards

Composer
Bill Barclay

Choreographer
Siân Williams

‘Thy frank election make’ 
All’s Well That Ends Well, Act II, scene 3

We will be taking Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice on tour to various venues across the world. On the night of the performance, audiences will vote on which play they want to see performed. Please refer to the dates and locations below for details.

Touring locations


Chilham Castle, Kent
Friday 25 May, 7.00pm - The Merchant of Venice
Saturday 26 May, 2.00pm - Twelfth Night | 7.00pm - The Taming of the Shrew
Sunday 27 May 2018, 1.00pm & 6.00pm - Voter’s choice

Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor
Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 June

Campos Eliseos Theater, Bilbao, Spain
Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 June
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Auditorio Niemeyer Avilés, Spain
Saturday 16 June 
On Sale from March

Teatros del Canal, Madrid, Spain
Tuesday 19 -Thursday 21 June
On Sale in March

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
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Oxford Bodleian Library Quad
Tuesday 17 - Sunday 29 July

More venues to be announced. 
Booking dates, prices and details vary by venue. Please check at time of booking.

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 →

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