Globe 2018: “Who’s there?”

Ever since Emma Rice’s shocking and premature resignation prior to her final two seasons at Shakespeare’s Globe, there has been suspense and anticipation over what will happen next. Michelle Terry was named as Rice’s successor in July, and this morning announced an extensive inaugural summer season. The Globe also teased its new branding, with both […]

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Coming up in 2018…

Well, we’re all still here… The big red button hasn’t been pushed yet and theatre is better than ever! I’m starting as I hope to go on, and making sure I have the odd night off here & there – as much as I like being busy and seeing as much as possible, there were […]

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Favourite shows of 2017

Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year, it’s almost a question of picking some of the shows out of a hat to be able to split […]

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Winter Selection: preview

We may have just bid Emma Rice farewell on the Globe stage, but thankfully there’s still the final winter season to come: The Winter Selection! And it’s quite an eclectic selection, ranging from Shakespeare to new writing, puppetry to musicals – like a chocolate box, there really is something for everyone. As with the theme and […]

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Summer of Love: end of an era

Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote an open letter to the wonderful Emma Rice to thank her for the most perfect introduction to the Globe: last summer’s Wonder Season. Buoyed by what I’d seen and experienced, I anticipated many more glorious summers spent all but living at that amazing theatre, daydreaming about […]

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Lions and Tigers

Tanika Gupta’s Lions and Tigers, a new play about her great-uncle Dinesh’s role in the fight for Indian independence, is in the middle of a strictly limited run as part of the Festival of Independence. It plays in the intimate, candlelit settings of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, directed by Pooja Ghai. Born in 1911, Dinesh […]

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Globe Challenge

Sunny Afternoon may be gone (and with it, #SunnyChallenge), but that’s not enough to stop me from finding new challenges. Emma Rice’s brief spell as artistic director at the Globe has been a truly inspiring time for me, and it seems only fitting that I mark it by spending an entire week there. So far this […]

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The Woman in the Moon

Initially performed as a Read Not Dead piece, before a production at the Rose Playhouse, The Dolphin’s Back have begun a limited run of John Lyly’s The Woman in the Moon in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. It has been billed as his “astrological sex comedy”, and a likely source of inspiration for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer […]

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