The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0416  Thursday, 18 October 2012


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Date:         October 18, 2012 8:00:40 AM EDT

Subject:     Autumn Events and 2013 Theatre Season Announced


As the seasons change, so does life at the Globe. Following our theatre season playing out in the open we are turning our thoughts to playing indoors.


Building work has already begun on the indoor Jacobean-style theatre. The foyer will be closed from 20 October until 23 April 2013. Access to the site will now be through the Groundling Gates and Exhibition entrance on Bankside.


To complement this new chapter in the Globe story a season of special events in the series Shakespeare: Playing Indoors will explore plays and play-going in the indoor theatres of Jacobean London.



2013 Theatre Season announced


Join us in 2013 for a bold and vibrant theatre season, bringing you the supernatural, new writing, touring productions and Globe to Globe. 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, and Macbeth will sit at the heart of the season, while three new plays will receive world premieres – The Lightning Child by Ché Walker, with music by Arthur Darvill, Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale, and Gabriel by Samuel Adamson, featuring English trumpet soloist, Alison Balsom. 


A mid-scale tour of Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3 will visit venues around the UK, including a visit to the Globe in the summer, and there will be small-scale tours of King Lear and The Taming of the Shrew, playing at the Globe and across the UK, Europe and US.


Three ground-breaking, international companies which came to London for Globe to Globe will return for a limited number of performances as part of wider international tours. We will be welcoming back the Isango Ensemble from South Africa with their delightful Venus and Adonis; from Georgia, the Marjanishvili Theatre return with their wildly imaginative As You Like It; and the internationally recognised Belarus Free Theatre bring back their production of King Lear. One final international element of the theatre season will be Footsbarn, bringing Indian Tempest.

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