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Current and Forthcoming Renaissance Drama Productions in the UK

 September 2014 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.
Updated
indicates that the information has been changed or expanded this month.

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

Arden of Faversham by Anonymous.

Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Polly Findlay. Swan Theatre, 30 April – 2 October. (0844 800 1110). www.rsc.org.uk [P]

The Broken Heart by John Ford

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 12 March – 18 April 2015 (020 7401 9919).  www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 15 January - 1 March 2015 (020 7401 9919).  www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

A Christian turn’d Turk by Robert Daborne

New
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company. London, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 5 October. [Part of the Read Not Dead season of staged playreadings]. (020 7401 9919). https://tickets.shakespearesglobe.com. [P]

Dido, Queen of Carthage by Christopher Marlowe

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 9 April 2015 (020 7401 9919).  www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

Duchess of Amalfi's Steward by Lope de Vega

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company. London, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 14 September. [Part of the Read Not Dead season of staged playreadings]. (020 7401 9919). https://tickets.shakespearesglobe.com.

Edward the Second by Christopher Marlowe

Venturewolf. London Theatre, New Cross, 30 September – 5 October. http://thelondontheatre.com. [A]

The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

Shakespeare’s Globe Company.  Directed by Adele Thomas.  Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 11 December - 11 January 2015 (020 7401 9919).  www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

A Mad World my Masters by Thomas Middleton

Royal Shakespeare Company and English Touring Theatre. Directed by Sean Foley. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 26 February, 2015; UK tour; Barbican Theatre, London, 27 April. www.rsc.org.uk. [A revival of the 2013 Swan Theatre production]. [P]

The Massacre at Paris by Christopher Marlowe

New
Dolphin’s Back.  Directed by James Wallace.  The Rose Theatre, London, 7 October (020 7261 9565).  www.rosetheatre.org.uk [P]

L’Ormindo by Francesco Cavalli

Shakespeare’s Globe Company.  Directed by Kasper Holten.  Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 3 February 2015 (020 7401 9919).  www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

Punishment without Revenge (El Castigo sin Venganza) by Lope de Vega.

Fundacion Siglo de Oro.  Directed by Ernesto Arias. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 1 - 6 September (020 7401 9919).  www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton

Adaptation

New
Adapted by Christopher Dangerfield.  Brighton Little Theatre, Brighton, 10 – 14 March 2015 (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.  www.brightonlittletheatre.com [A]

The Roaring Girl by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker.

Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Jo Davies. Swan Theatre, 9 April – 30 September. (0844 800 1110). www.rsc.org.uk [P]

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). www.rsc.org.uk [P]

'Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford

Shakespeare’s Globe Company.  Directed by Adele Thomas.  Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 23 October (020 7401 9919).  www.shakespearesglobe.com. [P]

The Witch of Edmonton by Thomas Dekker.

Royal Shakespeare Company.  Directed by Gregory Doran. Swan Theatre, 23 October – 29 November (0844 800 1110). www.rsc.org.uk [P]

The White Devil by John Webster.

Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Maria Aberg. Swan Theatre, 30 July – 4 October. (0844 800 1110). www.rsc.org.uk [P]

The Woman in the Moon by John Lyly

New
The Rose Theatre, London, 16 September - 4 October (020 7261 9565).  www.rosetheatre.org.uk [P]

 

Data compiled by Kelley Costigan and Cathleen McKague.

 


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