2010-2014 | Shakespeare's Globe Directed by Nick Bagnall
The Greeks are laying siege to Troy to win back their abducted queen, Helen. But as the conflict drags on, and despite battlefields scarlet with blood, opposing forces have reached a bitter stalemate. Desperate and exhausted, both Gods and mortals squabble amongst themselves for the spoils of war and the hand of victory.
The Last Days of Troy completes Homer’s Iliad, with award-winning poet and author Simon Armitage’s dramatisation bringing the war to a brutal conclusion. It reveals a world locked in cycles of conflict and revenge, of east versus west, and a dangerous mix of pride, lies and self-deception.Read more
2009-2009 | Shakespeare's Globe Directed by Matthew Dunster
God, strip bars, weed, crack, lost old men, unemployed actors and vegans all collide in a riptide of chaos on the streets of London. Ché Walker brings back to the Globe stage his 2008 panorama of contemporary London, encompassing the cruel and the tender, the gutter and the stars. Contains filthy language and strong content.Read more
2008-2008 | Shakespeare's Globe Directed by Christopher Luscombe
The fat knight Sir John Falstaff imagines that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page are both taken with him and so, attracted as much by their husbands’ money as their personal charms, he decides to woo them both. But the women are up to the old lecher’s tricks and turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations, midnight terrors and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket.
Gutsy, colloquial and bustling with vivid characters, The Merry Wives of Windsor is a brilliantly constructed farce and the only comedy Shakespeare set in his native land. It is also the ancestor of English bourgeois comedy and gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom. The production made merry with the relationship between the life of middle-class Elizabethan England and the late medieval period in which the play is set.Read more
2005-2005 | Shakespeare's Globe Directed by Tim Carroll
The Storm is a raucous Roman burlesque ideally suited to this amphitheatre.
Descending from the heavens to the mortal world the god of the weather raises a mighty storm. For Labrax, a ‘producer’ of women, the storm brings shipwreck and ruin. For his female captives it offers a chance of escape.
Washed up on a rocky coastline, the two women initially seek refuge in the shrine of Venus but end up relying on the help of the elderly Daemones himself struggling to control his reluctant slave.Read more
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