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Current and Forthcoming Renaissance Drama Productions in the UK

 September 2016 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 Alchemist by Ben Jonson

Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Polly Findlay. Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, 26 May – 6 August (0870 6091110); Barbican Centre, London, 2 September – 1 October (0845 120 7550) [P]

Comus – A Masque in Honour of Chastity by John Milton

Directed by Lucy Bailey. Shakespeare’s Globe, London, 26 October – 19 November (020 7401 9919) [P]

The Coxcomb by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Venue tbc, 13 November (020 7401 9919). Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead series. [P]

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Maria Aberg. Barbican Centre, London, 7 September – 1 October (0845 120 7550) [P]

Directed by Venetia Twigg and Sheri Sadd. Arts Theatre, London, 17 – 19 October (020 7836 8463) [P]

Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes
, 17 November (01908 324 466) [P]

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster


Iyalode of Eti
by Debo Oluwatuminu Directed by Moji Kareem. West Yorkshire Playhouse, 22 - 24 September; Studio Theatre, Sheffield, 26 – 28 September; Cast, Doncaster, 29 - 30 September. A unique West African transposition of one of the greatest dramas ever written. The recently widowed Iyalode, a young, beautiful chief longs to marry her low-born lover, Oguntade. Her brothers vehemently forbid it, but Iyalode secretly marries and gives birth. If the brothers discover the deceit a trail of torture, torment, betrayal and murder could follow...Set in pre-colonial Yoruba land, Iyalode of Eti transforms the Jacobean drama of the original into an enchanting, lyrical theatrical experience that is fresh, dynamic, and surprising.  [P]

Edward II by Christopher Marlowe

The Marlowe Society. Arts Theatre, Cambridge, 8 – 11 February 2017 (01223 503 333) [A]

The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company. Playhouse, Nottingham, 28 October – 12 November (0115 941 9419) [P]

The Scornful Lady by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Gray’s Inn, 23 October (020 7401 9919). Staged reading directed by James Wallace. Part of the Read not Dead series. [P]

Sejanus, His Fall by Ben Jonson

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 18 September (020 7401 9919). Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead series. [P]

 ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford

Lazarus Theatre Company. Directed by Ricky Dukes. Tristan Bates Theatre (TBT), London, 23 August – 10 September (020 7240 6283) [P]

The White Devil by John Webster

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Sackler Studios, 4 December (020 7401 9919). Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead series. [P]

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 26 January – 16 April 2017 (020 7401 9919). [P]


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