Globe to Globe Hamlet
Photo: Bronwen Sharp
Wednesday 19 August 2015 - 00:00 to Thursday 20 August 2015 - 00:00
Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater

World renowned Shakespeare's Globe has sailed off onto an ambitious world tour, GLOBE TO GLOBE. Celebrating the 450th birthday of Shakespeare in 2014, the company visits 250 countries over 2 years, and now arrives in Japan as the 124th country! A handful of travelling players will perform a raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play. A completely unprecedented theatrical adventure!

About Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe, a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse for which he wrote many of his greatest plays, situated on Bankside, London, has become one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK today. Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, the theater season plays in repertory from April to October annually, and has gained an international reputation for performance excellence. Globe Education, directed by Patrick Spottiswoode, is one of the largest arts education departments in the country, and shares its approaches to the teaching of Shakespeare with over 100,000 students a year. Shakespeare's Globe Tour and Exhibition is open all year round and is the world's only permanent exhibition dedicated to Shakespeare's theatrical career. For the last five years Globe Theatre On Tour have taken productions to castles, festivals, parks and town squares. Previous productions have included Henry V, Anne Boleyn, As You Like It and King Lear and The Taming of the Shrew. This production, Hamlet, is part of a two year tour to every country in the world, Globe to Globe.

Show outline

Dates (total 2 shows):
Wednesday 19 August 2015 18:30
Thursday 20 August 2015 14:00
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes, including 15 minutes intermission
Venue: Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater 3-15-1 Uemine, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 338-8506 Japan
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe; Bill Buckhurst
Presented by: Saitama Arts Foundation
In partnership with: British Council

- Performed in English with no Japanese subtitles, synopsis in Japanese made available at venue
- Admission free, advance booking required
- Booking opens 23 July 10:00 am (for SAF members) and 26 July 10:00 am (non-SAF members)

Enquiries: SAF box office 0570-064-939 (10:00-19:00)

For more information including how to book, visit Saitama Arts Foundation's official webpage.

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