Understandably given its pivotal role in the development of the country’s rich theatrical heritage, Shakespeare’s Globe has long been held as one of the London’s premiere venues for brilliant revivals. However the Globe has also been instrumental in championing new writing, as this season and its upcoming productions clearly show.
We’re excited to be working on the campaigns for exciting productions from two of Britain’s most promising playwrights as the media agency for Shakespeare’s Globe.
Opening on the 24th September, Jessica Swale’s Blue Stockings tells the story of pioneering young women at Girton College, Cambridge in 1896 as they face jaw-dropping prejudice and the distractions of me against an environment of radical political change.
Following on from that is The Lighting Child, the new production from the inventive and anarchic team who brought The Frontline to the Globe in 2008 and 2009. Written by Ché Walker and Arthur Darvill, this new production is a breathtakingly modern take on Euripides’ The Bacchae that combines cross-dressing, drug abuse, internet porn and classical myth, all told with a Shakespearean disregard for the usual conventions of time and place. Can’t get much more contemporary than that!