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‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘Much Ado’ are at the Globe this summer

Andrzej Lukowski

The Shakespeare’s Globe outdoor summer season has been announced for 2020, and it’s wall-to-wall crowd-pleasers, albeit maybe not as you’ve seen them before.

As is always the case, it kicks off in April, just in time for Shakespeare’s birthday, with the first show of the season being ‘Romeo & Juliet’ (a popular choice this summer, with the National and Regent’s Park theatre both tackling it). Former ‘Harry Potter’ stalwart Alfred Enoch will play Romeo, with other casting tbc (April 14-July 12).

Next up will be the beloved mistaken identity comedy ‘Twelfth Night’ (May 15-October 3), masterminded by Globe deputy Sean Holmes; hot on its heels is the most out-there sounding production of the season, an apparently ‘radical reimagining’ of ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ that will star deaf actor Nadia Nadarajah as the Egyptian queen and Globe boss Michelle Terry in an unspecified role. It runs July 18 to August 29. The Shakespeare part of the season will be rounded out by a production of archetypal romcom ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (June 19-October 4). Finally, the end-of-season new writing slot goes to a version of Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ (September 4-Oct 3).

Public booking will open Wed Feb 19 at 10am.

See our full Globe listings.

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