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World tour of Hamlet
Henry VI battlefield performances
5 stars for Gabriel
Family Friendly Storytelling
Globe on Screen
Afternoon Tea & Tour

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Summer has finally arrived! What better time to visit us by the river?

We like a challenge here, and we may be undertaking our biggest project yet with Hamlet Globe to Globe; a truly international tour of Shakespeare’s tale of the human condition being performed in every country in the world.

Also proving a rather wonderful challenge are the battlefield performances of Henry VI.  The first performance in Towton was described as “entertaining, informative and inspiring on such a grand scale.” by The Daily Telegraph (4*).

Gabriel is filling the Globe with the sweet sounds of Purcell and Handel, beautifully performed by Alison Balsom and The English Concert. See it bring 1690s London to life on the Globe stage. Explore our other new writing, Blue Stockings by Jessia Swale and The Lightning Child by Ché Walker and Arthur Darvill; opening in August and September respectively. 

Take a break from the sun and watch our 2012 The Taming of the Shrew in the cool of a cinema near you. In UK cinemas from 29 July.

Parents planning ahead for family friendly events should take a look at our new Sackler Story Days, storytelling events with the dynamic Debs Newbold.

And if all you want to do is relax with some tea, cake and the history of the Globe, book yourself in for an Afternoon Tea and Tour.

“Hath Britain all the sun that shines?”

Cymbeline, Act 3, Scene 4.

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In brief

World tour of Hamlet

It is possibly our most ambitious project to date.  We will be touring Dominic Dromgoole’s small scale production of Hamlet Globe to Globe to every country in the world, over a two year period. Departing on 23 April 2014.

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Henry VI battlefield performances

An epic performance of Henry VI spanning over six hours took place at Towton. Dominic Cavendish of The Telegraph awarded it four stars and said he was “thoroughly privileged” to attend. The next battlefield performance will be at Tewkesbury on 4 August.

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Five stars for Gabriel

“I challenge you not to love this show. The production amounts to a celebration of life." 5* The Telegraph
Gabriel, starring world class trumpeter Alison Balsom and The English Concert opened to rapturous critical reviews and huge rounds of applause from the audiences.

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Sackler Story Days

Dynamic story-teller Debs Newbold re-tells Shakespeare’s King Lear and Macbeth. Suitable for ages 9+. Visit the Globe Playground, a new web space for children aged 5 - 11 before your next visit.

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Globe on Screen - The Taming of the Shrew

From 29 July, in the UK and Ireland, there is another chance to catch the brilliant Samantha Spiro as the spiky Katherina in our 2012 production of The Taming of the Shrew.

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Afternoon Tea & Theatre Tour

In this hot weather it is important to take regular cake breaks. Purchase for yourself or a loved one our Afternoon Tea and Tour gift package and look forward to an afternoon of entertainment and relaxation.

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Autumn Opera Season at Hackney Empire

September and October

Don’t miss our fabulous Autumn opera season! In September, come along to Co-Opera Co’s Madama Butterfly, The Mikado and gala evening, A Grand Night for Singing. In October, make a date to see Ellen Kent’s outstanding and lavish Aida.

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Private Lives at Gielgud Theatre

Until 21 September

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, this “deliciously fresh revival” (Evening Standard) has been “transplanted to West End splendour” (The Times) in an explosive production that is “first-class fun” (Daily Mail) and “giddily enjoyable” (Financial Times).

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