The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre, The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Matthew Dunster, the Globe’s Associate Director, directs this new play by Anders Lustgarten, an award-winning playwright renowned for his bold approach to social and political questions. The Secret Theatre asks what we are prepared to sacrifice in order to ensure our safety. Shot through with moments of the blackest humour, this smart, tense thriller finds its perfect setting in the shadowy recesses and flickering candlelight of the Playhouse.

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Espionage, double-crossing and blackmail come to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in this new spy thriller with powerful contemporary echoes. Spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham oversees a vast surveillance network from the heart of Elizabeth I’s court. As the nation’s relationship with Europe deteriorates and civil unrest grows, Walsingham adopts ever more extreme tactics to keep his queen and country safe. But does he risk losing control of the apparatus he has created and destroying the lives of those closest to him? And can such safety ever be achieved?

By:
Anders Lustgarten
Director:
Matthew Dunster
Design:
Jon Bausor

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Address:
The Shakespeare Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DT
Venue Box Office:
020 7401 9919
Nearest tube:
London Bridge or Mansion House (both 10 min walk)

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