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Address: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT
Tube: London Bridge or Mansion House(both 10 Min walk)
Tel: 020 7401 9919
Capacity 1,380 (seated) & 700 (Standing)
Air Conditioning: No, it is an open air theatre!
Wheelchair Access: Yes!
Sound Amplification: Yes!
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Repertoire Schedule


The Globe, which opened in 1997, is a reconstruction of an open-air theatre designed in 1599. The season normally runs from May to October and sometimes over the Christmas period. Tours of the theatre and an exhibition is also available.

The Shakespeare's Globe is to open a second theatre - it has named its new 340 seat Indoor Jacobean Theatre The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, named after the organisation's founder, American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Performances open to the public in January 2014, and allow Shakespeare's Globe to present plays throughout the year. The theatre will have two tiers of galleried seating and a pit seating area and will be predominantly lit by candles.
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WHAT'S ON AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE

MERCHANT OF VENICE, THE

By William Shakespeare

     

GenreDrama
Previews from23 Apr 2015
Opens30 Apr 2015
Booking to07 Jun 2015
Closes07 Jun 2015
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PerformersJonathan Pryce (Shylock), Daniel Lapaine (Bassanio), Rachel Pickup (Portia), Dominic Mafham (Antonio), Phoebe Pryce (Jessica), Stefan Adegbola, Michael Bertenshaw, Philip Cox, Scott Karim, Ben Lamb, Christopher Logan, Brian Martin, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Regé-Jean Page and David Sturzaker.
DirectorJonathan Munby
DesignMike Britton
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Producer Shakespeare's Globe
SynopsisPortia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, is forced to set her suitors a challenge. The winner will win her hand in marriage; the losers will lose her hand and much more. In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. The loan will be repaid when Antonio’s ships return to the city. But if the ships fail to return, and the money cannot be repaid, Antonio will give to Shylock a pound of his own flesh. And they do fail. And Shylock will have his ‘bond’.
B/O Price£5 - £43
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AS YOU LIKE IT

By William Shakespeare

     

GenreComedy
Previews from15 May 2015
Opens20 May 2015
Booking to05 Sep 2015
Closes05 Sep 2015
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PerformersMichelle Terry (Rosalind)
DirectorBlanche McIntyre
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Producer Shakespeare's Globe
SynopsisRosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love.
B/O Price£5 - £43
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Other InfoComposer: Johnny Flynn
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KING JOHN

By William Shakespeare

     

GenreDrama
Previews from01 Jun 2015
Opens01 Jun 2015
Booking to27 Jun 2015
Closes27 Jun 2015
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PerformersJo Stone-Fewings (King John), Alex Waldmann (The Bastard), Tanya Moodie (Constance), Laurence Belcher, Simon Coates, Aruhan Galieva, Joseph Marcell, Barbara Marten, Mark Meadows, Ciaran Owens, Daniel Rabin, Giles Terera
DirectorJames Dacre
DesignJonathan Fensom
Lighting
ChoreographyScott Ambler
Costume
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Producer Shakespeare's Globe and Royal & Derngate Theatre
SynopsisRichard the Lionheart is dead. His less than heroic brother, John, is determined to keep his grasp on the English throne, in spite of the stronger claims of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Increasingly threatened by Arthur’s supporters at home and in France, John finds the answer to his woes: he will blind the boy with hot irons.
B/O Price£5 - £43
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MEASURE FOR MEASURE

By William Shakespeare

     

GenreDrama
Previews from20 Jun 2015
Opens01 Jul 2015
Booking to17 Oct 2015
Closes17 Oct 2015
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PerformersMariah Gale (Isabella), Dominic Rowan (Duke Vincentio) and Kurt Egyiawan (Angelo)
DirectorDominic Dromgoole
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Producer Shakespeare's Globe and Royal & Derngate theatre
SynopsisVincentio, Duke of Vienna, departs from his kingdom suddenly and inexplicably, resigning power to his deputy Angelo in his absence. Under Angelo's rule, a vigorous campaign against lechery and sexual licence begins.
B/O Price£5 - £43
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RICHARD III (in Mandarin)

By William Shakespeare

     

GenreDrama
Previews from20 Jul 2015
Opens20 Jul 2015
Booking to25 Jul 2015
Closes25 Jul 2015
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Producer National Theatre of China
SynopsisRichard, Duke of Gloucester is determined that he should wear the crown and woe betide those who dare raise a voice against him. Monstrous but theatrically electric, Richard III is Shakespeare’s most charismatic, self-delighting villain, revelling at every moment in his homicidal, hypocritical journey to absolute power.
B/O Price£5 - £39
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RICHARD II

By William Shakespeare

     

GenreDrama
Previews from11 Jul 2015
Opens22 Jul 2015
Booking to18 Oct 2015
Closes18 Oct 2015
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PerformersCharles Edwards (Richard II)
DirectorSimon Godwin
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Producer Shakespeare's Globe
SynopsisKing Richard banishes his noblemen and seizes their land to fuel his own wars. As anger mounts, a battle for the soul of England begins and one man's divine right to rule is called into question
B/O Price£5 - £43
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HERESY OF LOVE, THE

By Helen Edmundson

     

GenreDrama
Previews from31 Jul 2015
Opens05 Aug 2015
Booking to05 Sep 2015
Closes05 Sep 2015
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Performers
DirectorJohn Dove
DesignMichael Taylor
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Producer Shakespeare's Globe
SynopsisIn the late 1600s, in a convent in Mexico, a gifted and progressive writer finds herself at the centre of a deadly battle between two Princes of the Church. Celebrated by the Court but silenced by the Church, she is betrayed by the very people she thought she could trust.
B/O Price£5 - £43
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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

By William Shakesepeare

     

GenreComedy
Previews from10 Aug 2015
Opens10 Aug 2015
Booking to13 Sep 2015
Closes13 Sep 2015
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Performers
DirectorMax Webster
DesignJames Cotterill
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Producer Shakespeare's Globe
SynopsisClaudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by vowing to kill his best friend.
B/O Price£5 - £39
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MACBETH (in Cantonese)

By William Shakespeare

     

GenreDrama
Previews from17 Aug 2015
Opens17 Aug 2015
Booking to23 Aug 2015
Closes23 Aug 2015
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Producer Hong Kong's Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio
SynopsisWhen three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown.
B/O Price£5 - £39
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ORESTEIA

by Aeschylus, adapted by Rory Mullarkey

     

GenreDrama
Previews from29 Aug 2015
Opens02 Sep 2015
Booking to16 Oct 2015
Closes16 Oct 2015
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Performers
DirectorAdele Thomas
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Producer Shakespeare's Globe
SynopsisBefore setting out for the Trojan War, King Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. Many years later, when Agamemnon returns to his palace, his adulterous Queen Clytemnestra takes her revenge by brutally murdering him and installing her lover on the throne. How will the gods judge Orestes, their estranged son, who must avenge his father’s death by murdering his mother?
B/O Price£5 - £43
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NELL GWYNN

By Jessica Swale

     

GenreDrama
Previews from19 Sep 2015
Opens24 Sep 2015
Booking to17 Oct 2015
Closes17 Oct 2015
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Producer Shakespeare's Globe
SynopsisIt is 1660. The Puritans have run away with their drab grey tails between their legs. Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, French and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is getting her satsumas out for the punters. Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? And at what cost?
B/O Price£5 - £43
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