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.
indicates that a production has been added to the list this
indicates that the information has been changed or expanded this
[P] indicates a
[A] indicates an amateur production.
Broken Heart by John Ford
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 12 March – 18
Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 15 January -
1 March (020
Queen of Carthage
by Christopher Marlowe
Globe Young Players. Directed by Jacqui
Somerville. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 9 - 18 April
by Christopher Marlowe
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.
www.four-of-swords.com. 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
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Sackler Studios,
Globe Theatre, 19 April. (020
7401 9919). [Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead season].
The Jew of Malta
by Christopher Marlowe.
Swan Theatre, Stratford
upon Avon, 18 March
- 8 September. (0870 6091110)
by John Ford
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Grays Inn, London, 15
February. (020 7401 9919). [Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead
Royal Shakespeare Company. Swan Theatre,
Stratford-upon-Avon. 11 April – 24 June. (0870 6091110)
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.
www.rsc.org.uk. [A revival of the 2013 Swan Theatre
L’Ormindo by Francesco Cavalli
Shakespeare’s Globe Company.
Directed by Kasper Holten.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 3 February
Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton
Lazarus Theatre Company. Directed by
Gavin Harrington-Odedra. Jack Studio
Theatre, London, 3
– 21 March (0333 666 3366).
Adapted by Christopher Dangerfield.
Brighton Little Theatre, Brighton, 10 – 14 March
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.’
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).
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).
ADC Theatre. Produced by Johannes Ruckstuhl. ADC Theatre,
Cambridge, 17 – 21 February (01223 300085).
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].
The Venetian Twins
Adapted and directed by Tony Cownie. Royal Lyceum
24 April – 16 May (0131
by Ben Jonson
Company. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Directed by Trevor
Nunn. 3 July – 12 September. (0870 6091110)