Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour present a trio of plays exploring the themes of refuge and displacement.
The plays are performed as a touring production would have been staged in the 17th century, with a stripped back booth stage, and a small, versatile troupe of actors. Taking on multiple roles across all three plays, the talented cast will unravel these timeless tales of those who have crossed seas and lost their families, are seeking lost homes, and finding out what belonging truly means to them.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre, is forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world. Following a shipwreck, he meets Princess Thaisa and wins her for his wife. Months later, however, in another sea-storm, Thaisa dies in childbirth and her body is committed to the deep. The grief-stricken Pericles takes comfort in his baby daughter, Marina, but fosters her with friends. Years pass. Can report of Marina’s death be true? And can Thaisa really return to life?
The spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles, the first of Shakespeare’s late romances. Imbued with music, miracles and the constant presence of the sea, it introduces many of the key themes and concerns that were to recur in Shakespeare’s final plays.
The Comedy of Errors
1 Jul | 7.30pm
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both named Antipholus) and one pair of estranged twin servants (both named Dromio), both pairs separated at sea. Add a dash of mistaken identity and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos…
2 Jul | 7.30pm
When a shipwreck tears a family apart, twins Sebastian and Viola seek refuge in a new land. Filled with unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with subtle poetry, expressed through some of Shakespeare’s most exquisite songs.
This event is part of the Young Friend’s £5 ticket offer.
2 July 2019 2:00PM