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  • Edward II

    Until Apr 20, 2019

  • Richard II

    Feb 22 - Apr 21, 2019

  • Henry IV Part I or Hotspur

    Apr 23 - Oct 11, 2019

  • Henry IV Part II or Falstaff

    Apr 25 - Oct 11, 2019

  • Henry V or Harry England

    Apr 30 - Oct 11, 2019

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Edward II

Until April 20, 2019

Christopher Marlowe's complex portrayal of the Machiavellian politics, scandal, power and tragedy surrounding King Edward and his forbidden love for English nobleman Piers Gaveston has fascinated audiences for centuries, its frank depiction of homosexuality (alluded to more openly as time has worn on) causing sensation right up into present day - a 1970s revival starring Ian McKellen drew much uproar as it transmitted the first gay kiss on British television. Experience the enthralling historical drama, brought to life by Marlowe's blank verse brilliance and Shakespeare's Globe, as part of the renowned companies 'On the Shoulders of Ghosts' festival.

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Richard II

February 22 - April 21, 2019

'On The Shoulders Of Ghosts', the second festival of the Globe's 2018/19 season explores the often imperceptible line between politics and the personal. A whirlwind of power, plotting and historical intrigue, their latest production of Shakespeare's Richard II artfully reflects this theme, chronicling the fall of 14th century English King Richard II with a groundbreaking twist. British stage and screen veteran Adjoa Andoh stars in the titular role as well as co-directs with playwright Lynette Linton, presiding over a the first ever company of women of colour to perform a Shakespearean play.

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Henry IV Part I or Hotspur

April 23 - October 11, 2019

After toppling Richard II, Henry IV is finally King. But the unrest in the country leaves him no time to relax. Once close allies the Percys are preparing to usurp him, with their son, Hotspur leading the charge. And where is Henry IV's own son and heir Hal, on whom he should be able to depend? Down the pub with Sir John Falstaff, drinking, playing pranks and ignoring the ever-encroaching threat of rebellion.

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Henry IV Part II or Falstaff

April 25 - October 11, 2019

After proving himself to his father at the Battle of Shrewsbury, Prince Hal is once again haunting taverns in Eastcheap, though it seems his taste for Sir John Falstaff's particular company has turned sour. Yet even Hal can't fail to be moved by the imminent death of his father. As second rebellion dawn, he decides to take action again and become the heir he always should have been. Falstaff is pleased and looks forward to the thieves paradise he's sure to earn under the governance of his old friend. But the errant old Knight might want to start counting his current blessings, for a King cannot support a low life.

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Henry V or Harry England

April 30 - October 11, 2019

Once more unto the Shakespeare Globe, dear friends, once more. Shakespeare's Henry V or Harry England is the telling of King Henry V and his attempt at proving himself a worthy king. Presented by the Globe Ensemble, this seasons retelling sees a gender-swapped role as Sarah Amankwah takes on the title of King and leads the country to victory against the French at Agincourt.

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