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Shakespeare's Birthday
Sam Wanamaker Festival
Globe On Tour
Globe to Globe
From the Blog

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As the weather begins, tentatively, to improve, we are in a lighter mood, buoyed along by the activities of the next few months.  On 7 April take the opportunity to see brilliant young actors at the beginning of their career in the Sam Wanamaker Festival. Rediscover the immense power of Shakespeare’s storytelling in productions by critically-acclaimed international theatre companies, as part of the Globe to Globe series. Look out for the video trailer coming soon.

It always feels more like summer when our touring productions head out on the road. This year two groups of actors will visit beautiful, quirky and treasured venues, pitch their Elizabethan style stage and play to audiences around the UK, Europe and beyond. Look out for a King Lear, described by Joseph Marcell, playing the king, as “a production that will leap at you like a panther." 

Whet your appetite for the season with our gorgeous and witty animated video trailer showcasing fifteen shows in less than two minutes!

Here at the Globe we love a good party, and this year we plan to party like it’s 1564! Join us for Shakespeare’s Birthday celebrations on 21 April. Activties include an afternoon of family events, games and free entry to the Theatre and Exhibition, followed by an evening of magic and music. 

To those of you who have given up chocolate for Lent, have an indulgent Easter Sunday.

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In brief

Shakespeare's birthday party

Bring the family and while away the afternoon at our free, magic themed party on 21 April. Activities include: free access to the Exhibition and Theatre, magical masterclasses and competitions. The party continues into the evening with music and magic in the theatre from The Magic Numbers, Johnny Flynn, Piff the Magic Dragon, magicians and more. Tickets from £10.

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The Sam Wanamaker Festival

See the results of the hard work of 42 students from prestigious drama schools in the UK and Qatar who gather together for a weekend of challenging and exploratory workshops. This public performance of tragical, historical, pastoral and comical duologues culminates in one mighty festive finale jig.

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Globe On Tour

This year we are touring wider than ever, taking in new venues and returning to old haunts. King Lear gets the ball rolling, opening on 18 April at the beautiful; Grade II listed Theatre Royal, Margate. An all female version of The Taming of the Shrew will open in Portsmouth at the City Museum Gardens in June.

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Globe to Globe

Fresh from winning the Critics' Circle Special Award, our feast of Shakespeare returns. See the Olivier award-winning Isango Ensemble with their critically-acclaimed Venus & Adonis, and the
Marjanishvili’s charming, five-star production of As You Like It. Can’t decide which to see? Click More Info to take advantage of our multi-buy ticket offer.

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From the blog

This month, to celebrate International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day we have several blog posts examining the portrayal of women on stage and in Shakespeare’s work. Read an interview with Jessica Swale, whose first full length play Blue Stockings, about the first female graduates will debut at the Globe in August.

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From Roundhouse, NoFit State Circus: Bianco

6 - 27 April 2013
A spectacular promenade circus show for audiences of all ages. NoFit State Circus return to the Roundhouse with their latest show that takes place above, behind and all around a standing audience. Featuring a live soundtrack. 

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From Royal Shakespeare Company, As You Like It

12 April - 28 September 2013 
An anarchic love story unfolds as the forest of Arden bursts into summer. Maria Aberg directs Pippa Nixon as Rosalind and Alex Waldmann as Orlando, following her riotous production of King John last year. With original music composed by Laura Marling.

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