The parade of late of Romeo and Juliets – whether online or in three dimensions – continues its uneven pace with the Globe’s new production of a time-honoured tragedy that here has been so textually butchered that it often feels as if you’re getting the outtakes of Shakespeare’s play rather than the work itself. Ola Ince, the director, has done astonishing work elsewhere, not least her brilliant staging of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Appropriate for the Donmar Warehouse... Read more
From historic feud to ill-fated union, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet speaks of chance, destiny and fortune, and after some of the most fractious years in recent history, this universal tale finds new significance in 2021 at Shakespeare's Globe.
Romeo and Juliet fall in love. Romeo and Juliet die. It’s not a spoiler. It’s written in the stars. Final. Finite. But what if it isn’t?
My only love sprung from my only hate,
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Prodigious birth of love is it to me
That I must love a loathed enemy.
- Act I, scene 5
When attending a performance in one of our theatres, you will be asked to arrive and queue at either the main foyer on New Globe Walk or the Groundling Gates on Bankside (opposite the river) at a specified time slot.
Instructions for where you should go and your time slot will be on your e-tickets and sent to you in a pre-visit email. On arrival you will be asked to do a temperature check before entering the building.
The venue is contactless. When you arrive, show your booking reference on a device. We will only accept contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Cash not accepted.
Those over the age of 11 must wear a face covering for the duration of their visit to the Globe Theatre, unless they are exempt.
We encourage a 1.5m social distance between people at all times – this is enforced by staff and visible floor markers.
Please follow any one-way or other directional signage that we have put in place for your safety.
We have hand sanitiser stations located across our site. We also have enhanced cleaning, including toilets
In Verona, violence rules. Two families bear an ancient grudge, and rage flares between them. In a world where greed, wealth and bitter feuds prevail, two disenchanted children dare to choose love. Two households. Two children. One love. One fate.