1643. Ever since the first Globe Theatre burnt down thirty years ago, the second has been the most sumptuous theatre in Europe. But now it stands empty. Closed by order of Oliver Cromwell, the puritanical leader of the parliamentary forces fighting King Charles I in the bloody English Civil War.
For playwright William Davenant, favourite of the King, and once regarded as the heir to Shakespeare (rumoured even to be his son) this means a sudden end to his livelihood.
The only way Davenant can re-open the Globe and restore his fortunes is to offer to write a propaganda play for Cromwell. But the only way he can finance the project is to get the King to pay for it…
Can the desperate Davenant play both sides and save the Globe?
If you think history is boring, think again. In this new family-friendly comedy, discover the thrills and spills of the second Globe Theatre and the extraordinary history and characters of the period. Laugh, shout and cheer as a cast of five actors share a side–splitting tale set in one of the greatest theatres in history: the second Globe.
Tom Mallaburn Writer & Lyricist
John Walton Director
Chantelle Gerrard Designer
Paul McLaney Director of Music
Alexander James Holloway Fight Director
Brigid Costello Director of Movement
Elizabeth Verber Stage Manager
Cast list for Around The Globe In 60 Minutes! can be found here.
Performances are approximately one hour long with no interval.