SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE SUMMER SEASON 2023
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – 27 APRIL TO 12 AUGUST
Join the revellers this Summer as mother nature envelops the Globe Theatre for Shakespeare’s deliciously disruptive and intoxicating comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
On Midsummer’s eve, four rebellious young lovers, a band of ambitious artisan players, and a feuding Fairy King and Queen all cross paths in a riotously enchanted forest. When the devilish shapeshifting, mischief-making Puck, the Fairy King’s servant, is ordered to cast spells on everyone, what could possibly go wrong?
All hell breaks loose as nature, and human nature, are turned upside down and inside out; the forest’s new inhabitants are in for a wild and unsettling night of love, jealousy and utter confusion… but once the nightmare is over, will life be a dream again by morning?
Directed by Pentabus Theatre’s Artistic Director Elle While and featuring Shakespeare’s Globe’s Artistic Director Michelle Terry as Puck.
Content guidance: The play contains language of violence, sexual references, misogyny and racism. Please contact the ticketing team on 020 7401 9919 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further details on the play’s content.
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS – 12 MAY TO 29 JULY
See double this summer as The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s madcap comedy about long-lost siblings and mistaken identities, unravels in the Globe Theatre.
Two sets of twins are separated by a shipwreck and end up in rival cities. After twenty years apart, they inadvertently cross paths and set in motion a series of chaotic events that hurtles towards an extraordinary finale.
Seeing isn’t always believing…
Globe Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes (The Tempest, 2022; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2021) directs.
Content guidance: The play contains themes of misogyny, racism and offensive language. Please contact the ticketing team on 020 7401 9919 or email@example.com if you would like further details on the play’s content.
MACBETH – 21 JULY TO 28 OCTOBER
One couple’s ruthless quest for power turns nature upside down in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy of Macbeth at the Globe Theatre this Summer.
When the universe gives Macbeth a sign that he will become King, he and his wife won’t let anyone stop them. Leaving a trail of destruction in their wake, the bodies pile up as the couple cling to power and control.
Following 2022’s ‘mesmerising’ ★★★★★ (WhatsOnStage) The Merchant of Venice in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Director Abigail Graham debuts in the Globe Theatre.
Content guidance: The play contains violence, including references to suicide. Please contact the ticketing team on 020 7401 9919 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further details on the play’s content.
AS YOU LIKE IT – 18 AUGUST TO 29 OCTOBER
Celebrate love, transformation, and community this summer in Shakespeare’s joyous comedy, As You Like It.
The Forest of Arden. Rosalind and Celia are on the run and in disguise; Orlando is pinning his impassioned attempts at poetry to branches; Oliver is seeing fantastical visions of strange beasts.
From the loyal love between family to the sudden love of strangers, and from the vicious love between enemies to the desperate love of remorse, journey into the forest as we embark on a transformative adventure. Who knows what – or who – we might find?
Following 2017’s ‘superb’ ★★★★★ (WhatsOnStage) Othello in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Director Ellen McDougall debuts in the Globe with this exuberant tale of romance and redemption.
GUIDED TOURS AND WORKSHOPS
The Globe continues to arrange:
- Guided Tours of the Theatre including the Shakespeare exhibition
- Pre-arranged Practical Workshops based on a play of your choice
See the WORKSHOP page for details