Brendan O’Hea, director and actor, has previously performed in a number of productions at Shakespeare’s Globe including Cymbeline (2015), Measure for Measure (2015), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014) and Henry V (2012). Brendan O’Hea:
‘The combination of Shakespeare, the Globe and touring ticks every box for me. The chance to share those glorious words and my experience of playing that beautiful theatre with audiences throughout the world excites me beyond measure. And I’m relishing the opportunity to direct three of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in a unique and unpredictable presentation.’
Andrew D Edwards
About Shakespeare’s Globe
Shakespeare’s Globe is a reconstructed open-air theatre on London’s Bankside, founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker and dedicated to the exploration of Shakespearean, Elizabethan, Jacobean, and contemporary theatre. Through an ambitious and lively theatre season, a dynamic and varied education program and a rich and interesting exhibition, the Globe has become a significant part of the national and international theatre landscape.
In 2014, Shakespeare’s Globe presented its newly constructed Sam Wanamaker Playhouse –an archetype of a Jacobean indoor theatre, completely unique amongst London venues and enabling the Globe to present theatre productions all year round. In 2016, the Globe celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, welcoming President Barack Obama, and seeing the return of the two-year world tour of Hamlet, during which the company travelled over 300,000 km, playing 293 performances at 202 venues in 197 countries, covering almost every country on earth.
The Globe also created The Complete Walk, a series of short films, featuring scenes from every one of Shakespeare’s plays. The series, which was screened for free along the bank of the Thames, featured some of the UK’s finest actors and included footage shot in the real locations of the plays, from Athens to the Ardennes, Vienna to Verona, Towton to the Tower of London.
The Globe performances are generously sponsored by: