A celebration of the spirit that has brought together so many different people from so many different places in the new Globe’s amazing fifteen years, in 2012 'The Play's The Thing'.
The season begins with the unprecedented Globe to Globe. Over six weeks you can see all of Shakespeare’s plays performed by 37 international companies, each in a different language.
Following the festival, Jamie Parker, much loved in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, returns to Hal’s journey in Shakespeare’s masterpiece Henry V.
That most outrageous of comedies The Taming of the Shrew will delight and shock audiences with its screwball double-act and controversial conclusion.
We are then delighted to welcome Mark Rylance back to the Globe stage to take on two of Shakespeare’s major characters – the title role in a new production of Richard III and a reprisal of his celebrated performance of Olivia in Twelfth Night, 10 years after its premiere.
Returning from last year, following their great success both here and on the road are the touring productions ofHamlet and As You Like It.