Outdoor theatre

Baroque music (1600 – 1760)

Shakespeare's Globe

Until Sun Aug 18 2013

  • © John Haynes

  • © John Haynes

  • © John Haynes

  • © John Haynes

  • © John Haynes

© John Haynes

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Paul Gerrett

The production felt a little self-indulgent and an opportunity for Alison Balsom to blow her own trumpet - which however was very good. Otherwise, the dialogue was often inaudible from the sides which meant the production was difficult to follow and they missed opportunity to engage the audience. The funniest joke was one borrowed from 'Shakespeare in Love'. The second half may have been better, but while some were overheard at the interval discussing whether they would stay 'till the bitter end', we did not.

Tom Willson

Purcells' sublime music, beautifully played, combines exquisitely with the often bawdy but always entertaining series of late restoration sketches. This works because of the classy musicians and actors,and many of the latter appear to have revelled in leaping forward in time from Shakespeare's Tempest to the 1690s. Alison Balsom gives a fantastic performance on the natural trumpet, as well as blending in really well with the professional actors (not always an easy job). And Jessie Buckley builds on her engaging performance as Miranda in the Tempest with some gorgeous singing and adds great humour as well as dignity to her various parts. Sam Cox brings his ready period wit to his role as Thames waterman/Restoration taxi driver - his warning to his boat passengers to "mind the gap" when embarking almost brought the house down. Sam Adamson has concocted a wonderfully joyous musical entertainment which is performed with enormous skill and wit in the most appropriate theatre - The Globe! Catch it if you can....

david bier

A wonderfully creative and novel combination of bawdy live theatre that draws in the audience, makes stories of the past live in the present, and an original and joy-full way of presenting historic music and instruments and those who play them - the best of the traditions of instrumental music, singing and theatrical drama.

Tim Hill

A truly memorable experience. Music that was sweet and moving, story vignette's, some funny, some with a truth some that moved. An audience at times so quiet, so enraptured that a pin dropping could be heard, Voices and song so divine as to make you weep. I will never forget it, 5 stars in not enough

miss m

I thought Gabriel was amazing! Exactly what the Globe should be - funny, experiemental, and a bit crackers!

david hart

Not that good .. sorry 10/10 for effort but confusing , disjointed, unclear of direction. Many , many left in the interval not to return , I was amongst them, so it might have improved , but I doubt it