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Upcoming treats at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Upcoming treats at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
31 Jul 2014

Recently opened and coming in for plenty of interest, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe in London is famed partly for its theatrical productions - but also presents concerts and other exciting things.  

The Globe has recently released information about the Playhouse's latest forthcoming season of events and concerts.

On October 19th there will be a candlelit jazz performance from the Brodsky Quartet and vocalist Jacqui Dankworth.

Among the other events coming up, on October 27th, Judith Weir CBE, who is the Master of the Queen's Music, will present both her own work and pieces by people who have had this title in the past.

Le Malade Imaginaire will take centre stage on November 3rd and 9th, as selections from the ballet by Molière get expert performances from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Those looking for musical events that are connected to the Globe's big focus, William Shakespeare, may wish to try Shakespeare Songs on November 16th, meanwhile.  This will see Andy Sheppard take to the Playhouse stage with his saxophone, as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Also performing on the day with Andy will be Christophe Marguet and Guillaume de Chassy.

And the work of both a historic and a modern poet will come together on November 23rd and 24th, when one of the biggest names in contemporary poetry, Simon Armitage, reads Arthurian classic Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (the work of a poet whose name has been lost to time) in his own translation at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

These are just a few of the concerts and events that are planned for the Globe and Playhouse stages soon.  

Organisers have also announced that in the festive period the Sam Wanamaker is set to present performances of well known stories, brought to life by actors and musicians.

Called Winters Tales the series will include, in separate events, work by Joyce, Fitzgerald and du Maurier, among others, and is taking place beginning December 21st.ADNFCR-408-ID-801738987-ADNFCR

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