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Shakespeare’s Globe announces 2016 Wonder Season

Emma Rice, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, announces her inaugural season titled The 2016 Wonder Season.

The season will be heralded by a magical forest designed by Lez Brotherston, which will spill from the piazza onto London’s Bankside, welcoming everyone to the season of Wonder. Highlights include:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Emma Rice – a riotous celebration, complete with music, dance and naughtiness
  • Caroline Byrne’s production of The Taming of the Shrew
  •  Macbeth directed by Iqbal Khan
  •  a co-adaptation by Michael Morpurgo and Emma Rice of 946 The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
  •  Imogen, Shakespeare’s Cymbeline renamed and reclaimed, directed Matthew Dunster
  •  Jonathan Munby’s The Merchant of Venice, starring Jonathan Pryce
  • a touring production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and John Wolfson’s play The Inn at Lydda at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse


2016 Summer Season: 30 April 2016 – 16 October 2016

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
30 April 2016 – 11 September 2016

The Taming of the Shrew
13 May 2016 – 6 August 2016

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (presented by Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic)
16 June 2016 – 2 July 2016

18 June 2016 – 1 October 2016

946 The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (Kneehigh in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre)
11 August 2016 – 11 September 2016

17 September 2016 – 16 October 2016

Two Gentlemen of Verona (Presented by Shakespeare’s Globe and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse)
20 September 2016 – 1 October 2016: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

The Merchant of Venice
4 October 2016- 15 October2016 : Globe Theatre

The Inn at Lydda
September 2016 (dates TBC): Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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