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Current and Forthcoming Renaissance Drama Productions in the UK

 February 2015 onwards

All the productions that we know about from the current month onwards are included in this list.

New indicates that a production has been added to the list this month.
indicates that the information has been changed or expanded this month.

[P] indicates a professional production.
[A] indicates an amateur production.

The Broken Heart by John Ford

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 12 March – 18 April (020 7401 9919). [P]

The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 15 January - 1 March (020 7401 9919). [P]

Dido, Queen of Carthage by Christopher Marlowe

Globe Young Players. Directed by Jacqui Somerville. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 9 - 18 April (020 7401 9919). [P]

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe


Doctor Faustus Presents an Evening of Renaissance Magic

Four of Swords. The Devon & Exeter Institution, Cathedral Close, Exeter, 28 November, 5 December, 16 January, 30 January, 13 February. Using some speeches from the Marlowe play as well as ideas from the German sequel ‘The Wagner Book’, their own original writing and a host of magical theatrical effects.

The Faithful Friends

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Sackler Studios, Globe Theatre, 19 April. (020 7401 9919). [Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead season]. [P]

The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe.

Royal Shakespeare Company. Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, 18 March - 8 September. (0870 6091110) [P]

Love’s Sacrifice by John Ford

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Grays Inn, London, 15 February. (020 7401 9919). [Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead season]. [P]

Royal Shakespeare Company. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. 11 April – 24 June. (0870 6091110) [P]

A Mad World my Masters by Thomas Middleton

Royal Shakespeare Company and English Touring Theatre. Directed by Sean Foley. Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, 26 - 28 February; Grand Theatre, Blackpool, 3- 7 March; Theatre Royal, Brighton, 10 – 14 March; Malvern Theatre, 24 – 28 March; Hall for Cornwall, Truro, 31 March – 4 April; Theatre Royal, Bath, 7 – 11 April; Civic Theatre, Darlington, 14 - 18 April; Arts Theatre, Cambridge, 21 – 25 April; Barbican Theatre, London, 29 April – 9 May. [A revival of the 2013 Swan Theatre production]. [P]

L’Ormindo by Francesco Cavalli

Shakespeare’s Globe Company.  Directed by Kasper Holten.  Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 3 February (020 7401 9919). [P]

The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton

Lazarus Theatre Company. Directed by
Gavin Harrington-Odedra. Jack Studio Theatre, London, 3 – 21 March (0333 666 3366). [P]


Adapted by Christopher Dangerfield.  Brighton Little Theatre, Brighton, 10 – 14 March (0844 888 0432 ).  The near future. Society, as we know, has broken down. Gang Dukedoms assert control. Acts of treachery, manipulation and revenge are rife. Corrupt powerful unelected oppress society and bring their own rule of law.  But then a younger generation, angry, and with access to weapons, rises up to take revenge...The injustices of the early 17th century are those of the late 21st in this steampunk adaptation by Chris Dangerfield of the Jacobean The Revenger's Tragedy by Thomas Middleton.  A black comedy and hard-edged thriller not for the faint hearted. [A]

The Shoemaker’s Holiday by Thomas Dekker

Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Phillip Breen. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 11 December – 7 March 2015. (0844 800 1110). [P]

‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford

Brooksby Melton College and the BMC Green Room. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 15 February (0844 800 1110). [A]

ADC Theatre. Produced by Johannes Ruckstuhl. ADC Theatre, Cambridge, 17 – 21 February (01223 300085). [A]

The Troublesome Reign of King John of England by George Peele

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Inner Temple Hall, London, 1 March. (020 7401 9919). [Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead season]. [P]

The Venetian Twins by Carlo Goldoni


Adapted and directed by Tony Cownie. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh,
24 April – 16 May (0131 248 4848) [P]

Volpone by Ben Jonson

Royal Shakespeare Company. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Directed by Trevor Nunn. 3 July – 12 September. (0870 6091110) [P]



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