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JUNE 2024

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA AT SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the cast of Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Blanche McIntyre (Twelfth Night: For One Night Only, Globe), with Nadia Nadarajah and John Hollingworth as Cleopatra and Mark Antony. The full cast comprises Mark Donald as Dolabella / Maecenas / Eros / Messenger from Sicyon, William Grint as Soothsayer / Clown / Diomedes / Antony’s Soldier, Nadeem Islam as Alexas / Mardian, Gabin Kongolo as Pompey / Decretas / Fourth Watch, Peter Landi as Lepidus / Canidius / Third Sentinel, Gabriella Leon as Iras / Octavia / Thyreus / Third Watch, Rhiannon May as Seleucus / Cover, Esther McAuley as Agrippa / Proculeius / Menas / Second Watch, Zoë McWhinney as Charmian, Daniel Millar as Domitius Enobarbus, Bert Seymour as Octavius Caesar, and Tom Simper as Second Sentinel / Messenger to Caesar / First Watch / Cover.

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JUNE 2024

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ROUGH MAGIC AT SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the cast of Rough Magic, directed by Director of Education Lucy Cuthbertson and co-written by Splendid Production’s Artistic Director Kerry Frampton and Associate Director Ben Hales. The full cast comprises Rosemarie Akwafo as Nona, Janet Etuk as Morai, Kerry Frampton as Henry IX, Mae Munuo as Cover, and Bryony Twydle as Audeja.

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MAY 2024

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE TAMING OF THE SHREW AT SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the cast of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Jude Christian (Titus Andronicus, 2023). The cast comprises Matthew Ashforde as Ensemble/Cover, Nigel Barrett as Christopher Sly/Gremio, John Cummins as Biondello, Lizzie Hopley as Hortensio, Tyreke Leslie as Tranio, Andrew Leung as Petruchio, Sophie Mercell as Bianca, Syakira Moeladi as Ensemble/Cover, Jamie-Rose Monk as Vincentio, Eloise Secker as Grumio, Simon Startin as Baptista, Yasmin Taheri as Lucentio, and Thalissa Teixeira as Katherina.

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april 2024

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR RICHARD III AT SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the cast of Richard III, directed by Elle While (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2023). The cast comprises Catrin Aaron as Hastings/Tyrell, Rosalind Blessed as Executioner/Citizen/Ensemble/Cover, Hayley Carmichael as Duchess of York, Sam Crerar as Richmond/Catesby, Isabelle Chiara Dawodu as Prince Edward, Katie Erich as Lady Anne, Sarah Finigan as King Edward/Mayor, Poppy Miller as Margaret, Marianne Oldham as Elizabeth, Holly-Jade Roberts as Young Richard, Helen Schlesinger as Buckingham, Poppy Setrem as Young Richard, Kibong Tanji as Clarence/Stanley, Michelle Terry as Richard, Em Thane as Rivers/Commissioner, Felicity Tong as Prince Edward, Ayla Wheatley as Messenger/Ensemble/Cover, and Tanika Yearwood as Grey/Ratcliffe.  

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april 2024

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGLAUNCHING THE SUMMER SEASON AT SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE 

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the cast of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes (The Comedy of Errors, Globe), with Ekow Quartey and Amalia Vitale as Benedick and Beatrice. The full cast comprises Jonnie Broadbent as Dogberry, Calum Callaghan as Borachio, Ryan Donaldson as Don Pedro, Emma Ernest as Margaret, Lydia Fleming as Hero, Colm Gormley as Antonio/Verges, John Lightbody as Leonato, Robert Mountford as Don John, Dharmesh Patel as Conrade/Friar Francis, and Adam Wadsworth as Claudio. 

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March 2024

DAME JAYNE-ANNE GADHIA ANNOUNCED AS CHAIR OF SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE 

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia as the incoming Chair of the Board. Jayne-Anne is Chair of HMRC, Chair of Moneyfarm, Chair of Alpha Group and Senior Independent Director at the Tate. From 2007 to 2018 she was the CEO of Virgin Money. Shakespeare’s Globe is an independent charity, operating without any regular subsidy or Arts Council England funding. The Globe is comprised of two unique theatres (open-air Globe Theatre and candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), a significant education department including in-house academics, and a year-round cultural visitor offering on the bank of the River Thames in London.  

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March 2024

GLOBE DOGS ADVENTURE TO BIGGEST WEST END SHOWS TO CELEBRATE WORLD THEATRE DAY 

In celebration of World Theatre Day (Wednesday 27 March) a team of dogs from Shakespeare’s Globe clipped on their ruffs and went on an adventure to some of London’s most iconic theatres. The dogs in the tour are Bella the Red Setter, Betty the 4-month-old Border Terrier, and Heidi the Toy Poodle, each owned by Globe staff.

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JANUARY 2024

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ANNOUNCES CAST OF PLAYING SHAKESPEARE WITH DEUTSCHE BANK: ROMEO AND JULIET

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce the cast of this year’s Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production, Romeo and Juliet. This gripping 90-minute production set in the present day is created especially for young people and designed to support the curriculum. The production will be directed by Director of Education, Lucy Cuthbertson, Director of Olivier award-nominated Midsummer Mechanicals (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 2022).

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JANUARY 2024

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE’S RESPONSE TO THE CONVERSATION SURROUNDING RICHARD III AND DISABILITY

As our audiences may be aware, there has been a negative reaction to the casting of Richard III. Please find here our detailed response, which we hope clarifies the intentions of the upcoming production. We have been, and will continue to be, in dialogue with our industry and creative community to continue this conversation online and in real life. 

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JANUARY 2024

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ANNOUNCES SUMMER SEASON 2024

Shakespeare’s Globe is thrilled to announce the Summer Season, running from April – October 2024.  

  • Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes directs Much Ado About Nothing, Ekow Quartey and Amalia Vitale star as Benedick and Beatrice, opening the season on 25 April.  
  • Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Michelle Terry plays the title role in Richard III, directed by Elle While, running from 9 May.
  • Jude Christian makes her Globe Theatre directorial debut with The Taming of the Shrew, running from 6 June.  
  • Blanche McIntyre returns to direct Antony and Cleopatra, starring Nadia Nadarajah as Cleopatra, running from 4 August.
  • Sean Holmes’ 2023 hit The Comedy of Errors will return to the Globe from 21 August, before going on tour.
  • Robin Belfield directs new play Princess Essex, written by and starring Anne Odeke, running from 13 September. 
  • New family show Rough Magic from the Olivier-nominated team behind Midsummer Mechanicals runs in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 20 July.
  • Flagship project for secondary schools, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank Romeo & Juliet returns, directed by Globe Director of Education Lucy Cuthbertson, running from 19 March.
  • Globe and World Health Organisation team up, and book launch to be held at Globe for ‘Decolonising the Theatre Space: A Conversation’ featuring over 20 interviews with pioneering Black cultural leaders.

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