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SUMMER SEASON 2019

Join us this summer as we explore the past, present and future of our ‘scepter’d isle’ through the prism of Shakespeare’s history plays.

Our summer-long festivities will scrutinise our national myths and the stories that we tell about ourselves.

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Watch our Summer season trailer. Did you know? We have 700 tickets at £5 available for every Globe Theatre performance.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Globe Theatre
Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his fortunes by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford, but he doesn’t know what they’ve got in store for him in Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Globe Theatre
A real 'summer treat' as this 'blazing-coloured, kick-ass carnival' of a production comes to 'colourful and inventive' life in our magical wooden O.

Henry IV Part 1

Globe Theatre
A ‘joyous, revealing and meaningful' production featuring a 'soul-soaring' performance from a 'dazzling Hotspur' kicks off the Henry Trilogy.

Henry IV Part 2

Globe Theatre
The second instalment of the Henry Trilogy sees Falstaff take centre-stage in the taverns of Eastcheap, while Prince Hal readies himself for the throne.

Henry V

Globe Theatre
The Trilogy concludes with 'a larger-than-life epic' that is 'fast, funny, tender and tense', as the English 'band of brothers' face off against the French at Agincourt.

As You Like It

Globe Theatre
Our critically acclaimed production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies returns to the Globe Theatre this summer.

Twelfth Night

Globe Theatre
A shipwreck leaves twins seeking refuge in a new land. Combining cruelty with comedy, this play features some of Shakespeare’s most exquisite poetry and songs.

The Comedy of Errors

Globe Theatre
Estranged twins, mistaken identity and sorcery combine to create all sorts of theatrical chaos.

Pericles

Globe Theatre
The first of Shakespeare’s late romances is imbued with music, miracles and the constant presence of the sea.

Audience Choice

Globe Theatre
An experience like no other. For five performances only, it will be up to you to vote for which of our three touring productions you want to see. The rules are simple: the loudest cheer wins!

Bartholomew Fair

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is transformed into London’s most notorious fair this summer. Leave your morals at the door and lose yourself in our carnival of excess…