Festival of Independence


A festival from Shakespeare's Globe honouring those who have fought for independence, and those who continue to do so across the world today.

Shakespeare's Globe, London, photographed from the riverbank.

Photo: Peter Brown 2014


Festival type: International, London

Region: London

About the festival


Shakespeare’s Globe presents the Festival of Independence, honouring those who have fought for independence, and those who continue to do so across the world today.


Curated by award-winning playwright Tanika Gupta MBE, the festival aims to shine a light on struggles for personal, political and artistic freedom, and includes theatre, music, poetry and dance.


It features a world premiere of Gupta’s new play Lions and Tigers, directed by Pooja Ghai, in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.


The festival will also feature a one-off gig in the Globe Theatre by Mobo award-winning Nitin Sawhney, a new production of Vijay Tendulkar’s revolutionary play A Friend’s Story directed by Akash Khurana, and an evening of words and music in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with Susheela Raman, William Dalrymple, Sam Mills and Pirashanna Theverajah.


Dates


Starts:Wednesday 7 June 2017

Ends:Thursday 21 September 2017

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Shakespeare's Globe


21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London SE1 9DT

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