Photos of Shakespeare’s Globe in lockdown
As we announce the return of our theatre tours today, photographer Marc Brenner releases a previously-unseen glimpse at our much-loved space which has been empty for the last five months
Used to capturing stages packed with the energy of a live performance, when lockdown hit the UK theatre industry, London-based photographer Marc Brenner decided to seize the silence through his work and voice the stories that the empty buildings couldn’t tell.
Prior to the 2020 Coronavirus outbreak, Marc was photographing some of the most outstanding shows and moments in recent British theatre.
In this new series of pictures, he marks a moment in time for us as an organisation, a period of silence during which Shakespeare’s Globe sadly sat empty.
Today, as we announce the restarting of our Globe Theatre Guided Tour, Marc’s images perfectly document how much we have missed this precious space and how much we can’t wait to welcome you back to our wooden ‘O’.