Neil Constable Chief Executive, Shakespeare’s Globe

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in 1967. The era of Sergeant Pepper may seem a far cry from the work of Shakepeare. Yet both found inspiration and creativity in this most seductive of topics.

Has anyone in modern times gazed more fearlessly at, or better understood, the condition of love than Shakespeare? He gave voice to desire, grief, parenthood, betrayal, loneliness and lifelong partnership. From ancient grudge in the timeless Romeo and Juliet which opens our season, the bittersweet hilarity of Twelfth Night, the madcap, antagonistic romance of Much Ado About Nothing to the tempestuous familial love of King Lear this season has a show for every mood and experience… and with our Yard tickets still just £5 for every pocket too!

It is also 20 years since the Globe opened its doors to the public for the first time. You can discover more about this remarkable project in our Exhibition and take a guided tour of the Globe Theatre itself every day throughout the summer. You can immerse yourself further in the world of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in our Around Play season of talks, staged readings and workshops, whilst younger audiences and their families can get to know Shakespeare's stories at our Telling Tales family festival in July.

There is nowhere better to meet Shakespeare than on Bankside, where his plays burst to life, in the glorious Globe.

Neil Constable, Chief Executive, Shakespeare’s Globe

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Neil Constable
Chief Executive, Shakespeare’s Globe