Women Beware Women
Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the difficult but responsible decision to close our doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.
As you can imagine, this has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but a necessary one as we consider the safety and well-being of both the public, staff and volunteers.
We hope to open the doors to our wooden O as soon as possible – but in this unprecedented time for theatre, and as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we are in desperate need of donations to help us to continue to strive in the future.
We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can. Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.
With love, solidarity and thanks to you all from the whole Globe family.
Ifwhen we meet again, why, we shall smile
A Woman. A Wife: Married in secret and locked away from other eyes by her new husband.
Another Woman. Another Wife. A Daughter: Pressed into marriage and duped into her uncle’s bed.
A third Woman. A Widow. An Aunt. A Sister: Knows how to operate in a man’s world.
How do you navigate a society in which women are consciously and unconsciously commodified, coerced and controlled?
Step into the flamboyant Florentine court and uncover the savage underbelly of desire, lust and ambition in Thomas Middleton’s enduringly relevant exploration of gender power dynamics.
Oh, the deadly snares
That women set for women,
Either to soul or honour!
— Act V, scene 2
Standing tickets (fixed position): £10
Seated tickets from £20
A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online
Running time: approximately 2 hours 40 minutes, including a 15 minute interval
Please note: Women Beware Women contains adult themes and content, including sexual coercion, rape and violence. These may be upsetting for some members of the audience. Please speak to a member of the box office when booking if you have any further questions.
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