Shakespeare's Globe announces Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th anniversary season

The candlelit indoor Jacobean theatre, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, first opened it’s doors to the public on 9 January 2014, and is named after the organisations founder.

Bea Maynard
Bea Maynard

Following a decade since the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opened, Shakespeare's Globe have announced the 10th Anniversary Season to celebrate the milestone.

A number of performance will run during the season from November 2023 to April 2024, featuring Shakespeare's classics, new productions, and poetry. They will all be performed by candlelight .

Artistic Director, Michelle Terry, said in a statement, "This winter, we’re so proud and excited to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of our unique and incredible Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. For over a decade now, the warm embrace of over a hundred beeswax candles has transformed stories and transported artists and audiences to worlds elsewhere via the most compelling and necessary of plays."

Some of the performances running in the upcoming season include: Othello, HighTide’s Ghost Stories by Candlelight, Tim Crouch's I, Malvolio, The Duchess of Malfi, and Henrik Ibsen's Ghost.

This is the first time a play by Ibsen, one of the most influential dramatists of all time, will perform at the Globe. Joe Hill-Gibbins directs this production, that runs from 10 November 2023 to 28 January 2024 in his Globe debut.

There will also be a 90-minute production of Romeo and Juliet, which has been adapted especially to appeal to a younger audience.

Check back for more information on tickets to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and Shakespeare's Globe shows on London Theatre.

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