Duchess of Malfi

Webster’s horror masterpiece is brought back to life by The Hidden Room Theatre Company.

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Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the difficult but responsible decision to close our doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.

As you can imagine, this has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but a necessary one as we consider the safety and well-being of both the public, staff and volunteers.

We hope to open the doors to our wooden O as soon as possible – but in this unprecedented time for theatre, and as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we are in desperate need of donations to help us to continue to strive in the future.

We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can. Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.

With love, solidarity and thanks to you all from the whole Globe family.

If   when we meet again, why, we shall smile


Webster’s 1614 horror masterpiece will be brought back to life by visiting artists The Hidden Room Theatre from Austin Texas, who were last seen at the Wanamaker with 2015’s Der Bestrafte Brudermord – the puppet Hamlet.

Their newest production showcases the company’s work on early modern gesture acting technique – the result of years of experimentation and research lead by Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Head of Higher Education & Research at Shakespeare’s Globe, author of The Hand on the Shakespearean Stage: Gesture Touch and the Spectacle of Dismemberment and editor of The Duchess of Malfi for the Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama, (General Editor Jeremy Lopez).



Tickets: £10

Members and Students: £5

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Running time: approximately 2 hours 15 minutes

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