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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.

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.

The Touring Ensemble will be performing The Comedy of ErrorsPericles and Twelfth Night in the Globe Theatre at various points throughout the summer – including during Refugee Week – and for five performances only will also give the audience the chance to vote for which of the three plays they want to see in our exhilarating Audience Choice performances.


Find out more about Globe on Tour 


Yard (standing) £5
Gallery (seated) from £23
Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre

700 tickets at £5 available for every Globe Theatre performance

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, including a 15 minute interval

Please note

Pericles contains some adult themes, including a scene of attempted rape. Please do speak to a member of the box office when booking if you have any further questions.

We welcome families and children of all ages to see performances at Shakespeare’s Globe, but recommend parents and guardians familiarise themselves with the plot of Pericles to asses suitability for their children.

Part of the Summer Season 

Photography credit ©  Marc Brenner 2018

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