Globe 2020: “This wooden O”

I really enjoyed the last summer season overall (despite now being almost completely sworn off returning to the groundling life – people are just too rude & inconsiderate for me to countenance it as a viable option), and the 2019/20 winter season has just gone above and beyond so far. The Wars of the Roses […]

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Thor and Loki

From the mind of Harry Blake (and created with House of Blakewell) comes the superhero musical you’ve been waiting for. Step aside, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, as the story of the legendary feuding gods is reimagined for the stage – where the coming of Ragnarok also means a time for ballads, tap dancing and […]

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Emma Rice at the Globe: top 10

It’s officially into Emma Rice’s last week at Shakespeare’s Globe, and I’m fully expecting to have a meltdown come Saturday evening… So while I’m still functioning, I thought it would be great to celebrate some of my favourite things about her time as the artistic director of the Globe – both from her shows and […]

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Teddy

Bursting into the Vaults following a run at the Watermill Theatre and a short UK tour, Tristan Bernays’ musical Teddy transports the audience back to Elephant & Castle in 1956 for a rip-roaring adventure with the Teddy Boys and Girls. Backed by onstage live band Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts and dynamically directed by […]

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Summer of Love: preview

Last year’s Wonder Season was something of a revelation for me. After years of meaning to go to the Globe I finally broke that duck – eventually visiting 26 times. This was down to both Emma Rice’s delightful vision, as well as some inspired casting in my two favourite productions (A Midsummer Night’s Dream and […]

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