Shakespeare’s Globe – 2016 programme
Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the theatres for which he wrote and is located in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames. The main Globe Theatre is a beautiful reconstruction of the original Globe, an Elizabethan playhouse that was originally built in 1599, destroyed by fire in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and then demolished in 1644.
The Globe project was founded by the actor and director Sam Wanamaker and the current site sits about 200 metres from the site of the original Globe. The reconstructed Globe opened to the public in 1997, with a production of Henry V.
Starting on the 30th April is new Artistic Director, Emma Rice’s first season.
Filling the Globe theatre with Wonder, performances in the 2016 season include A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth.
Public booking opens from 15 February 2016