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   Features  >  LATEST LONDON NEWS

 
THE FRONTLINE
at Shakespeare’s Globe

A NEW WORLD
By JOHN NATHAN
Published May 19 2008

  Che Walker in Othello

The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London is set to break with tradition by staging a new play set in contemporary London.

The Frontline by Che Walker begins performances on July 6 and is set outside London's Camden tube (subway) station.

Directed by Matthew Dunster the play, which is described as vibrant and darkly comic, features a cast of 23 actors made up largely from the ensemble that performs King Lear ( in rep at the Globe). .

Dominic Dromgoole's production of Shakespeare's tragedy kicked off the open air venue's 2008 season on April 23 with David Calder as Lear.

Walker won the George Devine Award for his play Flesh Wound the Royal Court. In 2007 his play Crazy Love was staged by Pains Plough.

Dunster is an associate director at the Young Vic where his productions include Carson McCullers's Member of the Wedding and Dennis Kelly's Love and Money . Dunster most recently directed David Edgar's play about racial politics and immigration, Testing the Echo at the Tricycle Theatre.

The Globe's 2008 season, which is entitled Totus Mundus Agit Histrionem (the whole world is a playhouse , after what is thought to be the original Globe's motto) also includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, Timons of Athens, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

For more information on the Globe's season call (0)20 7401 9919 or

visit http://www.shakespeares-globe.org

 


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