Marking a decade since the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opened, Shakespeare’s Globe announces the 10th Anniversary Season, running from November 2023 to April 2024. Illuminated by over 100 beeswax candles, the Playhouse is an archetype of the Jacobean indoor theatre for which plays like Shakespeare’s Othello and The Duchess of Malfi were written and performed.
Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts runs from 10 November – 28 January, adapted and directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins.
Ola Ince returns to Shakespeare’s Globe to direct Shakespeare’s Othello, running from 19 January – 13 April.
Rachel Bagshaw directs John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, ten years after it opened the first Sam Wanamaker Playhouse season in 2014, running from 17 February – 14 April.
A new version of Hansel and Gretel by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage runs from 8 December – 7 January in the Globe Theatre, directed by Nick Bagnall.
Burnt at the Stake, or The Whole of the Truth, a special night of new writing, plays in the Globe Theatre on 13 October.
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse hosts new writing company HighTide’s Ghost Stories by Candlelight on 23 – 25 November.
Tim Crouch makes his Globe debut with his acclaimed solo show I, Malvolio, running 30 November – 9 December.
Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank returns from February 2024 with a 90-minute production of Romeo and Juliet, created especially for young people.
Michelle Terry, Artistic Director, says: 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. And this year will be no different as we put the drama of the domestic right at the heart of this candlelit imaginarium. As the nights draw in, and the days get darker, we hope these beguiling and bewitching dramas will charm, inspire, and nourish as you step into the candlelight to celebrate 10 years of our wonderful Sam Wanamaker Playhouse!