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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WILL

Countless theories persist about the identity of William Shakespeare, thanks to his humble upbringing in Stratford-upon-Avon – and the so-called “lost years” of 1585-1592, where no evidence of his career or personal life exists. It is this period of time that Will et Compagnie seek to explore (alongside Unfolds Theatre) in their production of Victoria […]

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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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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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