What’s on at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2013

Date Posted: 15/02/2013

Shakespeare’s Globe in London has opened public booking for its 2013 theatre ‘Season of Plenty’, hosting 15 plays, three world premieres, various UK tours and the return of last year’s Globe to Globe festival productions.

Shakespeare plays on stage

The Tempest will open the season on 23rd April, running until 18th August. The play is produced by Jeremy Herrin and stars Roger Allam, with Colin Morgan making his Globe debut.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs from 24th May to 12th October and Macbeth plays 22nd June until 13th October, making up the trio of supernatural Shakespeare plays.

Three world premieres

School groups visiting The Globe have the opportunity to see three new productions. Written by Samuel Adamson, Gabriel is a musical and theatrical performance starring trumpet soloist Alison Balsom, which runs from 13th July until 18th August.

Blue Stockings is director Jessica Swale’s debut play, which tells the eye-opening story of the first female students at Cambridge University. School travel organisers can book to see the play between 24th August and 11th October.

The Globe’s UK and international tours will continue as an annual fixture in the summer theatrical calendar. Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays will tour the UK between June and September.

Teachers can also opt to see the Isango Ensemble from South Africa with Venus and Adonis, as well as Georgia’s Marjanishvili Theatre’s production of As You like It. Venus and Adonis is on between 29th April and 4th May, and As You like It will perform from 6th to 11th May.

The Belarus Free Theatre returns with King Lear (23rd to 28th September), and completing the international schedule is Footsbarn with their carnival production of Indian Tempest, running 29th July until 3rd August.

For further school travel information visit www.shakespearesglobe.com.

School Travel Organiser's Guide