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Current and Forthcoming Renaissance Drama Productions in the UK

 July 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.
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

Oxford University Dramatic Society.  Just the Tonic at the Caves (Venue 88), Edinburgh, 31 July; 1 – 11 & 13 – 24 August (0131  556 5375). [Part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014]. or  [A]

Arden of Faversham by Anonymous.

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

The Broken Heart by John Ford

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

The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

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

Dido, Queen of Carthage by Christopher Marlowe

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 9 April 2015 (020 7401 9919). [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).

Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group.  Directed by Sara-Jane McGeachy.  Royal Scots Club (Venue 241), Edinburgh, 4 – 9 August (01312260000).  [Part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014]. or [A]

UCLU Runaground.  C Venues – c Nova (Venue 145), Edinburgh, 30 – 31 July; 1 – 3; 6 - 16 August (0845 260 1234).  [Part of Edinburgh Fringe 2014].

Pell Mell Theatre Company. Directed by Natalie York. New Diorama Theatre, Triton Street, Regents Place, London. 7 – 23 August. (020) 7338 9034

Edward the Second by Christopher Marlowe

Venturewolf. London Theatre, New Cross, 30 September – 5 October. [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). [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. [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 2015 (020 7401 9919). [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 September - 6 September (020 7401 9919). [P]

The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton


The Capone Trilogy:  Vindici by Jamie Wilkes.  Jethro Compton Productions.  C Venues – c Nova (Venue 145), Edinburgh, 30 – 31 July; 1 – 3; 6 – 25 August (0845 260 1234). ‘The Revenger. Inspired by The Revenger's Tragedy. 1943. In a city full of shadows and deceit, the Chicago law force is in the hands of the highest bidder. Alone in his Lexington Hotel room sits disgraced detective Vindici - plotting his revenge. Part of The Capone Trilogy, the new immersive experience from Jethro Compton, producer and director of the internationally acclaimed, multi award-winning, sell-out sensation, The Bunker Trilogy. Enter the ganglands of Chicago in this trio of legends reimagined by celebrated author, Jamie Wilkes.  [Part of Edinburgh Fringe 2014]. or [P]

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). [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). [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). [P]


Tis Pity. Audley + Co Productions. Spotlites @ The Merchants' Hall (Venue 278), 22 Hanover Street, Edinburgh. 31 July, 1 – 16 August, (0131 220 5911 ). A re-imagining of John Ford’s classic play, written by Natalie Audley. It relocates the infamous incest drama to the late 1950s, England. A young man falls violently in love with his little sister, despite her engagement to the son of a powerful Don. Gregory abandons law, common sense and tradition in his quest to win the love of his sister, Anita. Expect the same level of blood, passion and eloquent writing to please a Ford purist. [Part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014] [A]

The Witch of Edmonton by Thomas Dekker.

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

The White Devil by John Webster.

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

Data compiled by Kelley Costigan, Jami Rogers and Margaret Roper.


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