A piece of English history, The Globe Theatre was originally built by Lord Chamberlain’s Men, to which the influential and world-famous playwright, William Shakespeare belonged. Disaster struck in 1963 when an accident caused by a cannon during Henry VIII caused a fire. The Globe was rebuilt in 1614; however it was officially closed in 1642 under the force of the Puritans (English Protestants) and then demolished in 1644.
The rebuilding of the iconic building stemmed from the founding of Shakespeare’s Globe Trust by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker (actress Zoe Wanamaker’s father). The third (reconstructed) Globe was built as close to the original site as was allowed. Many of the same materials and techniques were used in its construction to try and make the reproduction as authentic as possible. Today, audiences from all over the world flock to The Globe to experience the prestige and history of high quality theatre in London.
Celebrating its fifth fantastic year, Globe On Screen returns in 2015 with a brand new season of sell-out performances and captivating theatre. Globe On Screen offers you a ticket to the best seat in the house from the comfort of Riverside Theatres and the chance to experience the unique magic of the world-famous Globe Theatre, all captured in high definition and full surround sound.
The new season contains thrilling new productions including Shakespeare’s iconic struggle between love and duty in Antony & Cleopatra and the uproariously chaotic The Comedy of Errors. As well as Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece The Tempest starring Olivier Award Winner Roger Allam, the mesmerising production of Macbeth and the hilarious A Midsummer Night’s Dream starring Olivier Award Winner Michelle Terry.
The Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 2015 season has so far seen The Duchess of Malfi, Titus Andronicus and Globe Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole’s sell-out envisioning of Roman classic Julius Caesar screen at Riverside Theatres.
Don’t miss out on securing your tickets to experience spellbinding theatre from the London home of Shakespeare.