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Metamorphoses - Globe 2021
Metamorphoses - Globe 2021 Tickets

Metamorphoses - Globe 2021 Tickets

30 Sep 2021 - 30 Oct 2021

Metamorphoses - Globe 2021 Information

Metamorphoses is a playful new piece of theatre inspired by Ovid's powerful collection of myths, written bespoke to our candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by the Globe's first writers-in-residence in nearly four centuries.

A hundred props. Four actors. One theatre. And you, the audience.

Strap in for a rollercoaster of epic impossibilities.

From the everyday to the astonishing, and the ordinary to the unimaginable, Ovid's stories explore the power of transformation, the resilience of humans and the wonder of life. They were a great inspiration to Shakespeare and over 2000 years later, are reimagined for our world now.Expect anarchy, shape shifting and a burning chariot of fire.


'We are here to make sense of it all'.

Content guidance: Contains strong language and themes of violence and sexual assault.

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Opening date

September 30th, 2021

Closing date

October 30th, 2021

Booking from

September 30th, 2021

Booking until

October 30th, 2021


Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Cast and creative

By: Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas and Sabrina Mahfouz
Director: Sean Holmes and Holly Race Roughlan
Cast list: Steffan Donnelly, Fiona Hampton, Charlie Josephine and Irfan Shamji
Design: Grace Smart

Our review

Photo credit: Metamorphoses (Photo by Helen Murray)

The quartet of actors appear dressed in white for most of the 90 minutes of Metamorphoses, which reopens the Globe's indoor Sam Wanamaker space for the first time since March 2020 and very entertainingly, too. But playgoers would be better advised to take their cue from a red stage floor hinting at the carnage and bloodshed that soon come interspersed amid the deceptive good cheer. Yes, there's an unexpected audience singalong to, of all songs, "American Pie," but the show is more aptly defined...

Latest Metamorphoses - Globe 2021 News & Features

Photo credit: Metamorphoses cast (Photo by Helen Murray)

The full casting for the world premiere of Metamorphoses at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has been revealed, with performances starting in a fortnight's time. Metamorphoses runs from 30 September - 30 October, with tickets on sale now. Metamorphoses is inspired by the Greek myths told in Ovid's stories, which were written over 2,000 years ago. Metamorphoses is written as a bespoke piece for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, created collectively by Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas and Sabrina Mahfouz.The...

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