pop up globe pre show talks. Prior to the show, hear various directors and creators from the shows, twelfth night and A Midsummer Night's Dream, about bringing Shakespeare's works to life and into the modern world.

Historical Context Pre-Show Talks 

with David Lawrence, Pop-up Globe Associate Artistic Director

Shakespeare may be for all time, but he was also of a specific age. Pop-up Globe seeks to navigate the fascinating gulf between the twenty-first century and when the plays were first written and performed 400 years ago with a series of short talks before selected matinees of four of our shows in the Winter Festival. Pop-up Globe’s head of research David Lawrence will attempt to illuminate the historical context behind the original performances of this season’s shows, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Find out what the immediate political and social concerns of the age were, and what contemporary events Shakespeare may have been thinking about or responding to when he wrote the play. An ideal way to enhance your enjoyment of that afternoon’s performance.

Twelfth Night – Sunday 11 August, 1pm 

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Saturday 27 July, 12.30pm

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Hamlet – Thursday 15 August, 6:30pm

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Measure for Measure – Wednesday 14 August, 6.30pm

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Behind the Scenes – Production design with Dr Miles Gregory and Bob Capocci

Thursday 25 July, 6.30pm
Meet the creative team responsible for the winter season in our pre-show talk series at Pop-up Globe. Join Pop-up Globe’s founder and Artistic Director Dr Miles Gregory and Head of Costume Design Bob Capocci as they discuss their collaboration and creative partnership on Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and numerous other productions both at Pop-up Globe and beyond. Relaxed, informal, informative and fun, this is your chance to uncover what really goes into making a production at Pop-up Globe.

Behind the Scenes – Scenic design and build with Malcom Dale

Thursday 22 August, 6.30pm
Meet the creative team responsible for the winter season in our pre-show talk series at Pop-up Globe. Pop-up Globe’s Head of Scenic Design Malcolm Dale will discuss the process of making Twelfth Night and give you insights into his creative practice across four seasons at Pop-up Globe. Relaxed, informal, informative and fun, this is your chance to uncover what really goes into making a production at Pop-up Globe.

Behind the Scenes Stage Combat – With Alexander Hollaway

Wednesday 24 July, 6.30pm
Meet the creative team responsible for the winter season in our pre-show talk series at Pop-up Globe. Pop-up Globe’s Fight Director Alexander Holloway will discuss the process of making A Midsummer Night’s Dream and give you insights into his creative practice across four seasons at Pop-up Globe. Relaxed, informal, informative and fun, this is your chance to uncover what really goes into making a production at Pop-up Globe.

Behind the Scenes – Movement & Choreography with Brigid Costello

Wednesday 21 August, 6.30pm

Meet the creative team responsible for the winter season in our pre-show talk series at Pop-up Globe. Movement Director Brigid Costello has created the choreography for 13 different Pop-up Globe productions and will discuss the process of making A Midsummer Night’s Dream and give you insights into her creative practice across four seasons at Pop-up Globe. Relaxed, informal, informative and fun, this is your chance to uncover what really goes into making a production at Pop-up Globe.