Join us as we welcome in the new year with a programme of events celebrating and complementing the inaugural season of the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
Leading scholars will provide you with insights to the season’s plays in pre-show talks. The spring series of Read Not Dead staged readings celebrates the playwrights in the Sam Wanamaker season, including a 1720 adaptation of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi. David Scott Kastan, one of the General Editors of the Arden Shakespeare, will give the first public lecture of the New Year on the ‘completeness’ of the Complete Works.
Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth with this year’s Our Theatre production, “Seven Ages of Shakespeare” performed by Southwark schools. Julius Caesar will be performed by the company of actors from Rutgers Conservatory, and scenes by Shakespeare and his contemporaries will be presented by students from top UK drama schools in the annual Sam Wanamaker Festival.
This Half Term bring families to enjoy unforgettable retellings of Shakespeare’s stories in our popular Story days.
In April, we hold a one-day symposium, John Lyly and the children’s companies’ repertoire, culminating in a performance of Lyly’s remarkable Galatea staged by an all-boys company from Shakespeare’s own grammar school.