Shakespeare's Globe

Four Seasons [2018]

Written by: Max Richter
Directed by: Finn Caldwell & Toby Olié (for Gyre & Gimble)


Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons comes to thrilling, theatrical life in an exhilarating show combining Gyre & Gimble’s master puppeteers with a sextet of London’s finest musicians. The performance will conjure a poetic and emotional narrative in response to Max Richter’s acclaimed recomposition of Vivaldi’s pictorial masterpiece, which has been newly arranged for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Inspired by the mastery of Japanese Bunraku theatre, this unprecedented collaboration will explore not only the form and techniques of puppetry, but the crystalline acoustic and candlelit ambience of the space in an enchanting new way.


  • Composer Max Richter
  • Set and Costume Designer Paul Wills
  • Puppet Designers Finn Caldwell and Toby Olié
  • Puppet Supervisor Daisy Beattie
  • Music Arranger & Supervisor Bill Barclay

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