This #WorldTheatreDay we take a look back at some of our favourite productions in our Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from the last 25 years
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Celebrating #WorldTheatreDay in our wooden ‘O’.
From our opening performance 25 years ago of Henry V with Mark Rylance in the title role…
…to our all-male Original Practices production of Twelfth Night with Stephen Fry. Photographers: John Tramper (L) and Simon Annand (R)
From 2014-16 we took Hamlet to every single country in the world – book ending this incredible journey with performances in our wooden ‘O’, of course. Photographer:
In 2003 Kathryn Hunter took on the villainous Richard III in an all-female production. Photographer: Donald Cooper
Roger Allam gave an Olivier award-winning turn as the loveable rogue Falstaff in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (2010). Photographer: John Haynes
2014 saw our indoor jewel-box candlelit theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, open its door for the first time, with John Webster’s Jacobean revenge tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi. Photographer: Mark Douet
We staged The Scottish Play for the first time indoors in 2018, with Paul Ready as the tormented Macbeth. Photographer: Tristram Kenton
Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II was powerfully portrayed in a new production in 2018. Photographer: Marc Brenner
And Shakespeare’s epic cycle of history plays, Henry VI and Richard III, were tackled by our Globe Ensemble taking on over 60 characters. Photographer: Marc Brenner
Michelle Terry’s inaugural season as Artistic Director featured Hamlet…
…and the glorious pastoral comedy, As You Like It…
…followed in 2019 by a roaring production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Photographers: Tristram Kenton (L, C) and Helen Murray (R)
Le Gateau Chocolat as Feste in former Artistic Director Emma Rice’s 2017 Twelfth Night…
…and former Associate Artistic Director Matthew Dunster renamed and reclaimed Shakespeare’s Cymbeline as Imogen. Photographers: Hugo Glendinning (L) and Tristram Kenton (R)
2018 saw us burn the house down with the fiery Emilia by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. Photographer: Helen Murray
Notorious for their faint counts, Lucy Bailey’s Macbeth (2010)…
…and Titus Andronicus (2014) saw our Globe Theatre transformed with black hanging drapes. Photographer: Ellie Kurttz (L) and Simon Kane (R)
Emma Rice’s 2016 A Midsummer Night’s Dream was transformed our wooden ‘O’ into a summer festival. Photographer: Steve Tanner.
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