Rough Magic at Shakespeare’s Globe

20 July 2024 to 24 August 2024 Shakespeare's Globe

Three people in vibrant costumes enthusiastically mix colorful potions into a steaming cauldron, with smoke rising from it. The background is a warm yellow-orange, adding to the magical atmosphere. The text ROUGH MAGIC appears on the left side of the image.

The adventures of Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters continue in this new play for families.

Re-uniting the Olivier Award-nominated team behind Midsummer Mechanicals Shakespeare’s Globe and Splendid Productions present Rough Magic at Shakespeare’s Globe this summer, running in the indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 20th July to 24th August. 

This summer’s family romp is once again directed by Director of Education Lucy Cuthbertson and co-written by Splendid Production’s Artistic Director Kerry Frampton and Associate Director Ben Hales.

The Weird Sisters need all the help they can get from their audience of supernatural apprentices (that’s you!) and invite you to come along to the show dressed as your favourite magical creature. Fairies, witches, ghosts, or monsters – wherever you belong!

Director Lucy Cuthbertson says: “We are committed to making top-quality theatre that is for everyone, especially younger audiences meeting these stories, and often theatre, for the first time. Set in the world of Shakespeare's supernatural, we catch up with the three witches a short time after the unfortunate 'Macbeth incident'. Expect ghosts, spirits, fairies, monsters, and magic! Plus, a human...which is where the trouble starts.”

Rough Magic is designed by Rose Revitt, with composition by Ben Hales, and illusions by John Bulleid.

Join us in the world of Shakespeare’s magical characters as Macbeth’s wonderfully wayward Weird Sisters cook up a supernaturally silly adventure of their own.

Watch the trailer HERE

TICKETS £15 - £30 Available HERE