Autumn Tour 2021

Thank you for welcoming us back into your school buildings.

We are now taking bookings from September 2021.

Shows for Secondary Schools

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ROMEO AND JULIET

MACBETH

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

WHAT YOU WILL (Introduction to Shakespeare)


Digital Event to Mark Remembrance Day

On 11th November 2021, our acclaimed production of Desperate Glory (The War Poets) will broadcast live online, available to schools all over the world. This 60 minute production combines poetry, music and first-hand accounts from the First World War, showing how attitudes changed thoughout the conflict. Moving, entertaining and thought-provoking. Not to be missed!


Shows for Primary Schools

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Available all year:

THE PLAY’S THE THING

(Introduction to Shakespeare)

Available in November and December:

CHRISTMAS WITH DICKENS

RUMPELSTILTSKIN

BACK ON TOUR!

We are so grateful to have received a grant from The Arts Council, enabling us to return to touring theatre to schools from June 2021! We are so proud of the digital shows that we have shared with nearly 150 schools all over the world (and more to come!) but for now we are so excited to visit your school in person! For both Primary and Secondary schools, we have shows on Shakespeare, Dickens, Priestley and, new for 2021, Jekyll and Hyde! Scroll to see what’s available!

Shakespeare

Secondary schools can choose from our ‘text study’ productions of a variety of Shakespeare plays, combining lively performances of key scenes with narration and analysis, to provide a comprehensive revision or introduction to a text. Choose from:

MACBETH | ROMEO AND JULIET

WHAT YOU WILL (Intro to Shakespeare for KS3)

Primary schools can enjoy our introduction to Shakespeare created especially for younger audiences, THE PLAY’S THE THING

All Shakespeare performances can be performed in your school hall OR in your school grounds – ideal for maintaining social distancing or creating an even more magical experience for your students!

 ‘How wonderful the performances were today – 160 pupils from a tricky inner city school were thoroughly enchanted for the day. It was magic. The actors were fabulous, very generous with their time and hugely engaging both in the performances and in the Q&As. It was pitched perfectly. We also really loved the fourth wall-breaking context lessons and explanations of key concepts and ideas!’ Oasis Academy, Croydon

Dickens, Priestley and more…

We have even more ‘text study’ shows available for Secondary schools. We dramatize key moments from the play / novel, combining them with contextual analysis and narration – exciting performances that include everything your students need to know to prep for their exams!

AN INSPECTOR CALLS | A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Brand new for 2021!

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

For prices and more information, see our FAQ page!

Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday with Us!

On 23rd April, join schools all over the world as we live-stream our productions of The Play’s The Thing and Romeo and Juliet to mark the birthday of Britain’s greatest playwright. Available for seven days after the initial broadcast and followed by a live Q&A where your students can ask the actors questions in real time, this is a global event not to be missed!

The Play’s The Thing

Suitable for all ages, this introduction to Shakespeare brings to life scenes from some of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Featuring Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and more, experience the fun, drama and magic of Shakespeare’s works.

“WE HAVE MARKED THIS DAY AS THE DAY THE GLOBE PLAYERS INTRODUCED OVER 400 OF OUR CHILDREN TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND BEGAN A LOVE FOR HIS WORKS THAT WILL LAST THEM A LIFETIME.” Dr Triplett’s School

Live streaming: 9.30am, Friday 23rd April.

Running time: 45mins + Q&A

Romeo and Juliet

This digital show for Primary schools brings out all the joy and fun that can be found in Shakespeare’s timeless love story. Learn all about the world’s most famous pair of lovers, discover some of the best Shakespearean insults and party with the Capulets!

Everyone I spoke to has absolutely raved about it. The way you broke up the performance with short interludes explaining what was going on was really effective and definitely kept children engaged.  The humour and energy of everyone involved was spot on.’ St Christopher’s School

Live streaming: 1.45pm, Friday 23rd April

Running time: 45mins + Q&A

The price to join our audience for each show is £150 per school. Each link is valid for seven days after the initial broadcast. Both shows can be accessed for £250 (+ VAT).

Performances in schools – The Globe Players Return!

We are delighted that we can begin planning our return to schools and performing in your school hall! We have missed you! We are now taking bookings from 17th May 2021. However, we still have some digital productions coming up, live-streamed to wherever you are! See below for full details.

‘I just wanted to shoot you a quick message to say how wonderful the performances were today – 160 pupils from a tricky inner city school were thoroughly enchanted for the day. It was magic. The actors were fabulous, very generous with their time and hugely engaging both in the performances and in the Q&As. It was pitched perfectly. We also really loved the fourth wall-breaking context lessons and explanations of key concepts and ideas!’  Oasis Academy, Croydon (May 2019)

Of course, we will be mindful of any on-going restrictions or distancing measures. We know that we can offer our productions in a safe and exciting environment. Some of our shows can be offered as outdoor productions, performed in your school grounds. Check out the information below to find out what’s on offer.

Digital Shows Live On!

However, before we return to touring, there is still a chance to catch our highly acclaimed, live, online shows! We still have upcoming live-streams of Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and A Christmas Carol, all performed in our unique ‘text-study’ format and followed by a live question and answer session with the actors. With shows for both primary and Secondary schools, there’s sure to be something to suit your needs.

Check out the upcoming broadcast dates!

Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday with us!

Join us on 23rd April to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday in style! Suitable for all ages, our much-loved introduction to Shakespeare, The Play’s The Thing, will broadcast live to schools all over the world, followed by our version of Romeo and Juliet for Primary Schools. Book your school in to watch one, or both, shows – this is a birthday celebration not to be missed!

We can’t wait to visit your school again!

We are taking bookings from 17th May to perform in your school hall again. There really is nothing like live theatre, and our shows for primary and secondary schools are events that really will engage and excite your students, enhancing their learning experience.

Our text study productions for Secondary schools provide vital catch-up learning. Key scenes from each text are presented in a lively and engaging way, intertwined with analysis of the characters, language and context. A full revision of the text in 60 minutes.

‘Everything went really well yesterday. I thought the production was excellent – narration works really well and the pupils, staff and headteacher all really enjoyed it. The actors were uniformly excellent and very friendly and professional.’ Sacred Heart Secondary School.

Productions available include Macbeth, A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet, What You Will and An Inspector Calls. The Shakespeare productions are also suitable to be performed outside in your school grounds.

For Primary schools, our funny, energetic production of The Play’s The Thing is a great way to introduce younger audiences to the magic of Shakespeare. This can be performed in your school hall, or outside in your school grounds.

“WE HAVE MARKED THIS DAY AS THE DAY THE GLOBE PLAYERS INTRODUCED OVER 400 OF OUR CHILDREN TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND BEGAN A LOVE FOR HIS WORKS THAT WILL LAST THEM A LIFETIME.” DR TRIPLETT’S SCHOOL


New live-stream shows for schools!

Happy New Year! We are delighted to share that we will again live-stream shows to schools in 2021, adding ROMEO AND JULIET to our repertoire for Secondary schools in February. We also have a special version of Romeo and Juliet for Primary schools to celebrate world book day! These are perfect for remote learning, or in the classroom. Macbeth, A Christmas Carol and The Play’s The Thing are also available. Piloted in 2020, schools have called our live, online shows ‘incredibly well done‘ and that they have ‘hugely contributed to student understanding of the play.” Join us in February, March and April!

See times and dates HERE.

Digital shows available (Click on each to find out more!)

Macbeth

A Christmas Carol

As featured on BBC Radio London!

The Play’s The Thing

See trailer here!


Primary schools can celebrate World Book Day on 4th March with our Romeo and Juliet for Primary schools!

Enjoy a brand new version of our popular production, especially for younger audiences.


Don’t miss our special live broadcasts of THE PLAY’S THE THING on 23rd April!

To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, we are broadcasting this popular introduction to Shakespeare for all ages. CONTACT US to book your school’s place in our digital audience!


Each live-streamed performance is accessed via YouTube, for £150 (+VAT) per school. This can be watched in your classroom or school hall, on laptops and tablets, or sent home so that students can watch independently. Each show is available on catch up for seven days after the initial broadcast, and every performance is followed by a live Q&A session with our actors.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at The Globe Players

2020 has been a truly chaotic year, but we are so delighted that we have been able to find a way to keep our shows accessible to schools, continuing to bring the experience of live-theatre to young people. Thank you so much to all the schools and home-learners who watched our shows and joined our digital audience – we have been able to reach schools all over the UK and beyond, and your positive feedback and brilliant interaction with us during our post-show Q&A sessions has continually boosted our morale.

In 2021 we will be adding Romeo and Juliet to our programme of live, online shows, so do check out the dates for that! But for now, we wish you a wonderful festive break and a very happy new year.

THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

A Christmas Carol, Online!

In December, our hugely popular text-study production of A Christmas Carol makes its online debut! Join our audience from December 15-17, when the classic story is brought to life by our talented professional actors. Including analysis and narration, this abridged telling of the story is a perfect festive treat for secondary school students.

Christmas with Dickens!

We are very excited to introduce our brand new festive show, Christmas With Dickens! Join the Cratchit family as they prepare for their winter celebrations. Will the Miserly Mr Scrooge learn the true value of Christmas? What will become of poor Pip and his mysterious meeting on Christmas Eve? And will young Oliver Twist find friends in the big city? Featuring music, games and characters from some of Dickens’ best-loved creations, this is an end-of-term treat perfect for Primary schools (and beyond!) Your school can also receive an activity pack before the show, so your pupils can join in the fun.

See our trailer!

Autumn 2020: Live-stream performances

Shakespeare for schools, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Christmas Carol

“WE HAVE MARKED THIS DAY AS THE DAY THE GLOBE PLAYERS INTRODUCED OVER 400 OF OUR CHILDREN TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND BEGAN A LOVE FOR HIS WORKS THAT WILL LAST THEM A LIFETIME.” DR TRIPLETT’S SCHOOL

At the end of the Summer term we piloted two live, ONLINE VERSIONS of our productions, which were watched by schools all over the UK. The feedback was overwhelming, so we are delighted to announce new performance dates for the Autumn term!

Get the link, have access to the live broadcast and watch online at school, at home or on the move for seven days afterwards! No timetabling issues and no distancing problems!

Now available for live-stream performances:

MACBETHA CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE PLAY’S THE THINGCHRISTMAS WITH DICKENS!

See all available live-stream dates here!

Contact us to book your school’s place in our online audience.

I wanted to say how much we enjoyed the virtual performance of ‘Macbeth’ on Tuesday.  We have already had comments from students saying that it really helped revise the text and interestingly focus on key quotes and characters. We will certainly be looking out for future opportunities to engage with these events

HARRIS GIRL’S ACADEMY, EAST DULWICH

Student audience feedback:

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this showcase as I learned many new things whilst being entertained. Thank you, I found it amazing .

I think the green screen for the backgrounds really helped make it feel like a real live play at a real theatre.

 This gave an extraordinary overview of Shakespeare.

Students from Hampton High School

 

 

 June 2020

We are excited to invite you to join two live-streamed versions of our shows!

Macbeth (for secondary schools) will be broadcast on 7th and 8th July at 11am-12.15pm

 

 

 

The Play’s The Thing (suitable for all ages) will be broadcast on 14th and 15th July at 11am-12pm.

 

 

 

Access a link to these performances for £150 (+VAT) per school!

See here for full details of our live-stream performances.

More of our repertoire will be available for online access from September, as well as our new show, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Of course, we hope to be back performing in your school as soon as you are ready for us! 

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A Message from our Artistic Director – May 2020

A warm welcome to you and thank you for visiting our homepage. Perhaps you are a regular booker, or perhaps you are not familiar with The Globe Players and our story? In these extraordinary times I wanted to share with you some of the reasons we strive to exist, and how we’re planning to respond to the current crisis.The Globe Players are a touring theatre company. We make shows for young people, many of whom have never experienced live theatre before.  These shows inspire a love of performance and literature that lasts a lifetime.The company was established in 1966 by my parents and we remain family led. However, in 2020 our definition of ‘family led’ is broader and more inclusive. The Globe Players is a  company of committed professionals who are passionate about enriching the lives of young people from all backgrounds and communities. Our many freelance actors will testify that being a ‘Globey’ is being part of a family.Read a wonderful letter from one of our actors. Now the initial shock of finding ourselves ‘locked down’ has slightly lessened, (we usually spend 38 weeks of the year on the road!) we are thinking about what we can do to keep supporting schools and young people through this period.Whilst our core service, performing bold and dynamic one hour text adaptations, is always going to be at the heart of what we do, we want to find new ways to engage with our audiences, and also give them an opportunity to creatively respond to the performances they enjoy. Our team is busily working on our first online workshops and have begun piloting them (see trailer here). We are hoping to offer them to hundreds of audience members who have had their shows postponed due to Covid 19. And they won’t just be for this uncertain present; our goal is to make ‘infocus’ online workshops to go alongside our shows in future, offering a shared exploration of the characters the young people meet on our stage.Live theatre has been the beating heart of my family for over two hundred years and we keep the tradition alive today; not for nostalgic and sentimental reasons but because we passionately believe in the transformational power of theatre and shared culture.

 

Kindest Regards

Jenny McEvoy

Artistic Director  

     


 Update: Covid 19

Welcome to The Globe Players home page. As you can imagine we are currently not out touring schools, but we are keeping busy planning for when we will be again.

Our last performance before we closed was to an extremely enthusiastic group of year 11’s who, despite knowing they probably wouldn’t sit an actual exam, engaged and enthused along with the action, asking questions as if their futures depended upon it. We pride ourselves on being a tool for exam preparation, but also high quality live entertainment, inspiring a love of theatre that will last a lifetime.

Our intention was to spend the Easter break rehearsing our brand new production, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This fantastic new production won’t now be launching in June as intended but (all being well) in September 2020! Please take a look at the production page and consider when you can ‘get The Globe in’ so we can re-launch with a bang and ensure that we can continue to serve you for years to come.

As with all theatre companies we are in a perilous position right now, and as a charity we always strive to keep our costs as low as possible- we don’t have huge financial reserves so your booking us ahead of time gives us the best security we can ask for.   

We will also be serving up our regular theatrical offerings as soon as we are given the all clear- including: A Christmas CarolMacbethRomeo and JulietAn Inspector Calls and What You Will.

We can’t wait to be back on the road- please do consider getting us booked in as soon as you can and we will be delighted to see you all very soon.

 

Spring Tour 2020

2020 launches with our fabulous repertoire of secondary school shows, including: A Christmas Carol, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and What You Will. As many schools testify, our unique presentations interspersing key scenes with commentary ‘enthuse, engage and challenge’ ‘all students of all abilities.’

Demand is such that we have launched a second company to perform our one hour text study of Macbeth, enabling us to perform to an additional 30 audiences (circa 7500) before the end of term. Many of our regular schools are having us back as well as lots of new ones who can’t wait to share the experience of live theatre with their students… VERY limited availability now so contact us now if you want to squeeze us in before April.                     

Bringing the magic of theatre to schools this spring we present:

Macbeth ~ Romeo and Juliet ~ What You Will (an introduction to Shakespeare)

An Inspector Calls ~A Christmas Carol ~ Desperate Glory (the war poets)

Something for everyone – an education, and lots of fun!

 

Autumn Tour 2019


After a long, hot summer we are raring to get back on the road! 

We have two wonderful new actors joining us. We have a new van with a brand new staging of A Christmas Carol on board. Our exploration of An Inspector Calls is proving extremely popular. We have new haircuts, new shoes and a new map of London and the Home Counties – well, a new SatNav… (actually it’s just Ollie’s new(ish) phone.)    

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We have 37 Macbeths booked (a few slots remain – who will be the 38th?)  

A cell of Inspectors 

A love-nest of Romeo and Juliets 

A bulging stocking of Christmas Carols

And more! Limited slots are still available. Get phoning and emailing Tony… 

Looking forward to seeing you soon!