The Globe presents a lively production of the well-loved Shakespearean comedy.
One of Shakespeare's greatest comedies about love, fantasy and confusion is staged at the Globe. This whimsical new production features original music performed live by members of the Hackney Colliery Band. Directed by the Globe's Associate Artistic Director, Sean Holmes.
This is pantomime Shakespeare, to entertain rather than provoke, and none the worse for that, though it does deliberately sacrifice much of the poetry, complexity and indeed the magic that have made this play endure.
It ramps up the comedy over the emotional notes at times, but its insistence on showing the audience a good time feels like precisely the right approach at the moment – exactly what people need.
After the year we’ve had, we’re all ready for a party – and this production of Shakespeare’s lovestruck comedy, directed by Sean Holmes and first seen in 2019, riotously delivers a fiesta to remember.