Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
England is cautiously moving out of national lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, but London theatres remain closed to audiences.
The government has not announced firm dates for theatres to open in England, though a suggested date for indoor performances to restart has been given as 17 May 2021, with capacity restrictions.
Larger theatres may be back with full capacity audiences from 21 June.
London theatres are beginning to announce new show dates and we are updating our listings.
However, we advise checking theatre websites to confirm which shows will be playing in the future.
30 Sep to 30 Oct 2021
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Image courtesy Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Metamorphoses is a playful new piece of theatre inspired by Ovid's powerful collection of myths, written bespoke to our candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by the Globe's first writers-in-residence in nearly four centuries.
A hundred props.
And you, the audience.
Strap in for a rollercoaster of epic impossibilities.
From the everyday to the astonishing, and the ordinary to the unimaginable, Ovid's stories explore the power of transformation, the resilience of humans and the wonder of life.
They were a great inspiration to Shakespeare and over 2000 years later, are reimagined for our world now.
Expect anarchy, shape shifting and a burning chariot of fire.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
The ensemble breathing new life into these provocative and pertinent stories includes: our Globe writers-in-residence, Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas and Sabrina Mahfouz; two directors, Globe Associate Artistic Director, Sean Holmes and Associate Artistic Director of Headlong, Holly Race Roughan; and four actors (to be confirmed).
Sami, Laura and Sabrina became the Globe's resident writers with the introduction of our Scriptorium programme in 2019.
The twelve-month residency saw the writers develop ideas and work bespoke to both of our theatre spaces.
Metamorphoses marks the culmination of these three wonderful playwrights' time with us.
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London SE1 9DT
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Thursday 14th October 7:30 PM
Thursday 21st October 7:30 PM
Friday 22nd October 7:30 PM
Audio Described Performances:
Saturday 23rd October 2:30 PM
Holly Race Roughan
Designer: Grace Smart