Brendan O’Hea will direct the tour of eight actors with The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night. The three plays will open at the Globe and then start the tour at Chilham Castle before setting out on summer tour across the UK and Europe.

 The Merchant of Venice will be the first performance in the grounds of Chilham Castle followed by Twelfth Night as a matinee on Saturday and then The Taming of the Shrew on the Saturday evening.

On Sunday the audience will have the chance to vote for their choice of play for the matinee, mimicking a tradition from Shakespeare’s day.

The running time will be approx 2 hours plus an interval.


Programme of events for The Globe's visit to Chilham Castle

25th – 27th May 2018


Friday 25 May 

7pm: Globe performance of The Merchant of Venice


Saturday 26 May

2pm: Globe performance of Twelfth Night

7pm: Globe performance of The Taming of the Shrew


Sunday 27 May 

1pm: Globe performance - Voters Choice
Options: The Merchant of Venice / Twelfth Night / The Taming of the Shrew

6pm: Twelfth Night




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