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Venus & Adonis

Three of the ground-breaking international theatre companies which came to London for last year's Globe to Globe event in the World Shakespeare Festival return to the Globe for a limited run of performances as part of wider international tours. In the "joyous, rhythmic, energetic" (Evening Standard) Venus & Adonis, the Isango Ensemble from Cape Town blend song and dance with their wondrously energetic dramatisation of Shakespeare's poem of love and longing. Performed in the languages IsiZula, IsaXhosa, Se Sotho, Setswana, Afrikaans and South African English.

Globe to Globe 2013: Venus & Adonis, King Lear, Indian Tempest, As You Like It. Special offer: buy top-price tickets to all four productions and get 50% off.

 

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Venus and Adonis, Isango Ensemble, South Africa. Photo by Keith Pattison
 
Venus & Adonis - Venus and Adonis, Isango Ensemble, South Africa. Photo by Keith Pattison

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    Dates: 30th April to 22nd August 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, London, SE1  8NB  13 minutes away from Venus & Adonis

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    Dates: 1st September to 3rd October 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, London, SE1  8NB  13 minutes away from Venus & Adonis

    Matthew Warchus' inaugural season, stepping into Kevin Spacey's shoes as artistic director of the Old Vic, opens with Future Conditional, a new play by Tamsin Oglesby, ...More

     
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    New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, SE1  9DT  Same location as Venus & Adonis

    For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ...More

     
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    Rose Theatre

    56 Park Street, Bankside, SE1  9AS  4 minutes away from Venus & Adonis

    The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ...More

     
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    Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, SE1  9TG  3 minutes away from Venus & Adonis

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    Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, SE1  9TG  3 minutes away from Venus & Adonis

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    3 Archie Street, London, SE1  3JT  6 minutes away from Venus & Adonis

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    1 Bank End, Bankside, SE1  9BU  4 minutes away from Venus & Adonis

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    Measure For MeasureMeasure For MeasureVirginal sister Isabella seeks mercy for her condemned brother Claudio by appealing directly to the puritanical Angelo in Shakespeare's bruising study of sexual politics and social justice. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, featuring original music composed by Claire van Kampen.30th July 2015Saturday 17th October 2015 Where:
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    Measure For Measure

    Ongoing
    Dates20th June to 17th October 2015
     
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 

    Virginal sister Isabella seeks mercy for her condemned brother Claudio by appealing directly to the puritanical Angelo in Shakespeare's bruising study of sexual politics and social justice. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, featuring original music composed by Claire van Kampen.

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    The Heresy of LoveThe Heresy of LoveA new production of Helen Edmundson's critically-acclaimed The Heresy of Love will be staged at Shakespeare's Globe this July. Helen - whose adaptation of Coram Boy for the National Theatre won her much praise - has taken inspiration from the life of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, writer of The Houses of Desires, and uses all the devices of Spanish G31st July 2015Saturday 5th September 2015 Where:
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    The Heresy of Love

    On Soon
    Dates31st July to 5th September 2015
     
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 

    A new production of Helen Edmundson's critically-acclaimed The Heresy of Love will be staged at Shakespeare's Globe this July. Helen - whose adaptation of Coram Boy for the National Theatre won her much praise - has taken inspiration from the life of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, writer of The Houses of Desires, and uses all the devices of Spanish G... More about this event

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    Richard IIRichard IIKing Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father's vast estates to rule by divine right but Bolingbroke returns to England during an Irish rebellion to recover his rightful property in Shakespeare's history play about the thirst for power. Simon Godwin directs award winning actor Charles Edwards - who most recently starred in Blithe Spir6th August 2015Sunday 18th October 2015 Where:
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    Richard II

    On Soon
    Dates11th July to 18th October 2015
     
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 

    King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father's vast estates to rule by divine right but Bolingbroke returns to England during an Irish rebellion to recover his rightful property in Shakespeare's history play about the thirst for power. Simon Godwin directs award winning actor Charles Edwards - who most recently starred in Blithe Spir... More about this event

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    As You Like ItAs You Like ItBlanche McIntyre directs Shakespeare's pastoral comedy of cross-dressing and reparation in which banished Rosalind disguises herself as a boy in order to seek out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden. Michelle Terry plays the plucky heroine opposite Simon Harrison as the wronged Orlando.7th August 2015Saturday 5th September 2015 Where:
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    As You Like It

    On Soon
    Dates15th May to 5th September 2015
     
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 

    Blanche McIntyre directs Shakespeare's pastoral comedy of cross-dressing and reparation in which banished Rosalind disguises herself as a boy in order to seek out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden. Michelle Terry plays the plucky heroine opposite Simon Harrison as the wronged Orlando.

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    Globe Outside In: Richard IIGlobe Outside In: Richard IIKing Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father's vast estates to rule by divine right but Bolingbroke returns to England during an Irish rebellion to recover his rightful property in Shakespeare's history play about the thirst for power. Simon Godwin directs Charles Edwards in the demanding title role in the intimate setting of the ind8th August 2015Tuesday 25th August 2015 Where:
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    Globe Outside In: Richard II

    On Soon
    DatesSaturday 8th and Tuesday 25th August 2015 - 8pm
     
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 

    King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father's vast estates to rule by divine right but Bolingbroke returns to England during an Irish rebellion to recover his rightful property in Shakespeare's history play about the thirst for power. Simon Godwin directs Charles Edwards in the demanding title role in the intimate setting of the ind

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    Much Ado About NothingMuch Ado About NothingShakespeare's Globe presents a touring production of one of the Bard's best loved comedies.10th August 2015Sunday 13th September 2015 Where:
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
    Category: event

    Much Ado About Nothing

    On Soon
    Dates10th August to 13th September 2015
     
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 

    Shakespeare's Globe presents a touring production of one of the Bard's best loved comedies.

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    Globe Outside In: Much Ado About NothingGlobe Outside In: Much Ado About NothingA production of Shakespeare's timeless comedy staged within an intimate setting.16th August 2015Sunday 16th August 2015 Where:
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    Globe Outside In: Much Ado About Nothing

    On Soon
    DatesSunday 16th August 2015 - 7pm-10pm
     
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 

    A production of Shakespeare's timeless comedy staged within an intimate setting.

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    Macbeth In CantoneseMacbeth In CantoneseTang Shu-wing Theatre Studio presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy about murder, greed, betrayal, guilt and witchcraft. Performed in Cantonese with scene synopses in English.17th August 2015Sunday 23rd August 2015 Where:
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    Macbeth In Cantonese

    On Soon
    Dates17th & 18th and 22nd & 23rd Aug 2015
     
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 

    Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy about murder, greed, betrayal, guilt and witchcraft. Performed in Cantonese with scene synopses in English.

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    Martin Hayes With Brooklyn RiderMartin Hayes With Brooklyn RiderThe Irish fiddler joins the string quartet to explore folk and classical traditions.18th August 2015Tuesday 18th August 2015 Where:
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    Martin Hayes With Brooklyn Rider

    On Soon
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    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 

    The Irish fiddler joins the string quartet to explore folk and classical traditions.

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    John Donne: The Voice & The EchoJohn Donne: The Voice & The EchoActors and musicians read out works by critically-acclaimed contemporary poets Glyn Maxwell, Paul Muldoon, Will Burns, Craig Raine and Zaffar Kunial that respond to the poetry of John Donne, before presenting original pieces.29th August 2015Saturday 29th August 2015 Where:
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    John Donne: The Voice & The Echo

    On Soon
    DatesSaturday 29th August 2015 - 8pm-10pm
     
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 

    Actors and musicians read out works by critically-acclaimed contemporary poets Glyn Maxwell, Paul Muldoon, Will Burns, Craig Raine and Zaffar Kunial that respond to the poetry of John Donne, before presenting original pieces.

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