A season of plenty good theatre…
‘you may convey your pleasures in a spacious plenty’ (Macbeth, IV, 3)
Shakespeare’s Globe and its aptly named ‘Season of Plenty’, delivered on its promise. With its three main productions of The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth, alongside the touring company productions of King Lear, Venus & Adonis, As You Like It and the Indian Tempest, all beautifully rounded off with the new plays Blue Stockings, Gabriel and The Lightening Child, audiences were shocked and amazed, all for the pretty sum of £5 a ticket. If you can’t wait for next season to hit the Southbank, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that a new theatre is opening its doors right next door to the big ‘O’. The Sam Wannamaker Playhouse will be showing early modern plays from the likes of Ben Jonson and Francis Beaumont. Once more, these prestigious playwrights will be vying for audiences in the very spot they did over half a millennium ago. Alongside the new exhibit at The National Gallery of Elizabeth I and her People, why not immerse yourself in some bawdy Elizabethan culture on a blistery winter night and bask in the ambiance of this candlelit theatre (minus the oysters and bear baiting!)
I’ve got my ticket…I’ll see you there!
Ella Davis, currently doing work experience at A&B