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19 November 2021 to 12 December 2021 London

Measure for Measure opens on Friday 19 November in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

This production of Measure for Measure presents Shakespeare’s darkest comedy in a new light, set in a turbulent Britain of the 1970s. Blanche McIntyre directs Shakespeare's exploration of the corruption of power with razor-sharp wit and thrilling suspense.

The Fir Tree opens on Monday 20 December in The Globe Theatre.

The Globe Theatre returns to its roots for a magical re-imagining and re-wilding of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Fir Tree – the story of Christmas told from the perspective of the tree. Gather under the wintry star-lit sky in the glorious wooden ‘O’ for a fireside dose of story, song, candlelight, and hope.

Women and Power Festival, 6-12 December

A festival of panel events, workshops, and a scholarly symposium both online and in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Events include:

  • Hamlet and She, Monday 6 December: An in-person panel event with actress Maxine Peake (Dinnerladies, Shameless, Silk) discussing Hamlet, a role she played in 2014 at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
  • In Conversation: Measure for Measure, Tuesday 7 December: An online event, exploring how the sexual politics of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure can help us to navigate our own moment. Guest speakers include: Mariah Gale, Gina Martin and Emma Whipday, with the Globe’s Teaching and Research Fellow, Hanh Bui, as Moderator.
  • Empowerment to Disempowerment: Intersectional Voices, Friday 10 December: An one-day online symposium that will gather experts, activists and theatre practitioners in an exploration of intersectionality, women, and power.
  • The Guilty Feminist, Sunday 12 December: Smash-hit comedy feminist podcast, The Guilty Feminist, returns to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for a live recording with host Deborah Frances-White, special guests will be announced in due course.