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Current and Forthcoming Renaissance Drama Productions in the UK

 April 2017 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.
Updated
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

New
Caterham Rep. SpaceTriplex, Edinburgh, 7 – 12 August (0131 226 0000) https://tickets.edfringe.com/box-office [Part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival] [P]

The Cardinal by James Shirley

Troupe. Directed by Justin Audibert. Southwark Playhouse, 26 April – 27 May (020 7407 0234). http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/the-cardinal [P]

Dido, Queen of Carthage by Christopher Marlowe

Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Kimberley Sykes. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 15 September – 28 October (01789 403493) www.rsc.org.uk. Public booking opens in late February. [P]

The Elder Brother by Philip Massinger and John Fletcher

Shakespeare’s Globe. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 17 September (020 7401 9919). Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead series.  www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

Fedele and Fortunio by Anthony Munday

Shakespeare’s Globe. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 18 June (020 7401 9919). Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead series. Tickets available in January. www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

Mucedorus

Shakespeare’s Globe. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 16 July (020 7401 9919). Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead series. Tickets available in January. www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

Rare Triumphs of Love and Fortune by Anonymous

Shakespeare’s Globe. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 14 May (020 7401 9919). Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead series. Tickets available in January. www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

Sappho and Phao by John Lyly

Shakespeare’s Globe. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 27 August (020 7401 9919). Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead series. Tickets available in January. www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

Tamburlaine by Christopher Marlowe

Adaptation

Adapted by Ng Choon Ping. Yellow Earth Theatre Company. Arcola Theatre, London, 15 March – 8 April (020 7503 1646); OFS Studio (previously known as Old Fire Station Theatre), Oxford, 13 – 15 April (01865 297 170); Mercury Theatre, Colchester, 19 – 20 April (01206 573 948); Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham, 21 April (0121 359 9444). Presented by an East Asian cast in a startling new adaptation this production calls into question the very nature of power, masculinity and violence. What makes a king? What makes a father? What makes a man? In an age when Trump can become leader of the western world, conflict rages across the Middle East, Europe is increasingly divided and a new power from the East asserts its growing dominance, Marlowe’s classic takes on a new urgency and relevance for our time. http://yellowearth.org/tamburlaine-reclaimed/ [P]

Terrors of the Night by Thomas Nashe

Shakespeare’s Globe. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 20 May (020 7401 9919). Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead - Prose series. Tickets available in January. www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

The Unnatural Combat by Philip Massinger

Shakespeare’s Globe. Gray’s Inn, London, 29 October (020 7401 9919). Staged reading. Part of the Read not Dead series. Tickets available in January. www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

Volpone by Ben Jonson

Pranksters Theatre Company. Electric Theatre, Guildford, 29 March – 1 April (01483 444789) www.guildford.gov.uk [P]

The White Devil by John Webster

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 26 January – 16 April (020 7401 9919). www.shakespearesglobe.com [P]

The Woman in the Moon by John Lyly

New
The Dolphin’s Back. Directed by James Wallace. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 18 – 19 August (0207 401 9919) www.shakespearesglobe.com. [P]

 

 


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