Shakespeare's Globe

Sir Thomas More

(first performance date unknown, published 1910)
by Anthony Munday, Henry Chettle, Thomas Heywood, Thomas Dekker and William Shakespeare.

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Anthony Munday, Henry Chettle, Thomas Heywood, Thomas Dekker and William Shakespeare

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Please note: due to popular demand, a number of £5 standing tickets are now available. 


The play champions the plight of refugees and depicts the May Day Riots of 1517 and the eventual demise of Thomas More. Heavily censored for fear of inciting further violence, the play wasn’t printed until the 19th century.

Part of Refugee Week.


The Read Not Dead ground rules are simple. Actors rehearse the play on a Sunday morning and present it, script in hand, to an audience later that afternoon.

The performances are instinctive, adrenaline driven and inventive. Actors and audiences alike share in the excitement of reviving these forgotten plays that definitely deserve to be Read Not Dead.

Rarely played

Learn about Sir Thomas More with our inspiring and engaging two-hour seminar introduction prior to the Read Not Dead performance.

Speaker: Professor Tracey Hill - Professor of Early Modern Literature and Culture at Bath Spa University

All Rarely Played seminars: £5.

Rarely Played introductions are from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

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