Shakespeare's Globe 2014 Season announced
The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has announced productions for the 2014 season, running from 23 April to October 2014.
Four plays by William Shakespeare - Julius Caesar directed by Dominic Dromgoole (from 20 June), Titus Andronicus directed by Lucy Bailey (from 24 April), The Comedy of Errors directed by Blanche McIntyre (from 30 Aug), and Antony and Cleopatra (from 17 May).
Four new plays - Dr Scroggy’s War by Howard Brenton (from 12 Sep), Holy Warriors by David Eldridge (from 19 July), The Last Days of Troy by Simon Armitage (from 10 June), and Pitcairn by Richard Bean. (from 22 Sep)
Dr Scroggy’s War, directed by John Dove, follows nineteen-year-old Jack Twigg on his journey to the trenches of the First World War and back, and explores his relationship with pioneering medic Harold Gillies, the founding father of plastic surgery.Holy Warriors, directed by James Dacre, is a kaleidoscopic tale of holy war and bloody revenge in the struggle for Jerusalem, taking in over two millennia of conflict. Pitcairn, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, is the brutal telling of the colonisation of the remote island of Pitcairn by Fletcher Christian and the Bounty mutineers. The Last Days of Troy, directed by Nick Bagnall, designed by Ashley Martin Davies and composed by Alex Baranowski, dramatises and completes the narrative of Homer’s Iliad, bringing the siege of Troy to its bloody conclusion.
A tour of Hamlet will open at the Globe on 23 April 2014 before going on to hundreds of venues across the world over a two year period. Next year’s touring productions will also include a revival of this year’s King Lear (from 6 Aug), a mid-scale reworking of Dominic Dromgoole’s 2013 A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing (from 28 April).
The Globe will also present A Midsummer Night’s Dream in British Sign Language by Deafinitely Theatre (2 to 7 June), All’s Well That Ends Well in Gujarati (5 to 10 May), and Lope de Vega’s Punishment Without Revenge in Spanish, as part of the international Globe To Globe programme (1 to 6 Sep).
Full Dates and times to be confirmed.
Public booking opens 10 February 2014.