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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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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Olivier Awards 2017 – nominees

The nominees for this year’s Olivier Awards were announced via Facebook Live on Monday. Whilst many of the choices have been widely applauded, it seems to many theatregoers that there are some glaring omissions from the nominations. It’s no easy task to narrow down a year’s worth of theatre into the top four (I really […]

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Shakespeare 400: end of year

One of my resolutions this year was to go to the Globe, as well as to see more Shakespeare. 2016 seemed the perfect time for this, with it being the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon – it is likely that he actually […]

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Wonder Season: Imogen

The final new production in Emma Rice’s inaugural season as the Globe’s artistic director is a reimagined version of the rarely played Cymbeline. Instead of focusing on the King of Britain, it is centred on his daughter, the princess Imogen, and her fight to live freely with her chosen husband, Posthumus. Upon discovering the couple […]

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Wonder Season: Macbeth

Tragedy comes to the Globe, in the form of the Scottish Play. Directed by Iqbal Khan, Macbeth is probably one of Shakespeare’s most famous stories, inspired by his reading of the Holinshed’s Chronicles (stories of British history). Macbeth is a loyal thane & soldier for Duncan, King of Scotland, until he encounters the weïrd sisters […]

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Wonder Season: 946 Q&A session

Following the matinée performance on Sunday, the Globe’s artistic director Emma Rice, author Michael Morpurgo & many of the cast of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (the ones who don’t shower between performances, according to Mike Shepherd!) assembled on the stage for a Q&A session. Mike (artistic director at Kneehigh) started off proceedings […]

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Midnight matinée

It seems like forever ago that this got booked. I had wanted to see my very first Macbeth at a midnight performance, but that didn’t work out – I’m glad about that now though. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is definitely one of my favourite shows of the year, so it only seems fitting that it […]

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