Globe on Tour
Shakespeare’s Globe’s Touring Ensemble present a trio of plays exploring the themes of refuge and displacement, performed as a touring production would have been staged in the 17th century, with a stripped back set and a small, versatile troupe of actors.
Taking on multiple roles across all three plays, our talented international cast will unravel these timeless tales of those who have crossed seas and lost their families, are seeking new homes, and finding out what belonging truly means to them.
They will also be performing these plays in the Globe Theatre at various points throughout the summer.
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both named Antipholus) and one pair of estranged twin servants (both named Dromio), both pairs separated at sea. Add a dash of mistaken identity and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos…
The spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles, the first of Shakespeare’s late romances. Imbued with music, miracles, and the constant presence of the sea, this little-seen work sees Pericles, Prince of Tyre, forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world.
When a shipwreck tears a family apart, twins Sebastian and Viola seek refuge in a new land. Filled with unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with subtle poetry, expressed through some of Shakespeare’s most exquisite songs.
See our previous venues
Chilham Castle, Kent
Friday 17 – Sunday 19 May
Spoleto Festival, Charleston, USA
Thursday 23 May – Sunday 9 June
Minack Theatre, Porthcurno
Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 June
The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton
Monday 1 – Tuesday 2 July
Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor
Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July
Brighton Open Air Theatre, Brighton
Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13 July
St James, Guernsey
Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 July
Bodleian Library, Oxford
Tuesday 23 – Tuesday 30 July
Art Carnuntum, Austria
Friday 9 – Saturday 10 August
Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway
28 August – 1 September
Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, China
Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 September