'This hand shall never more come near thee with such friendship.'
Barrie Rutter, recipient of the 2003 Sam Wanamaker Award, directs his first play since stepping down as Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides.
Inspired by the play’s Morris language and references, The Two Noble Kinsmen is set in pastoral ‘Merrie England’ and brought to life with original music composed by acclaimed folk musician Eliza Carthy, and dance choreographed by Ewan Wardrop.
How long is forever? When the imprisoned Palamon and Arcite vow eternal friendship, they don’t expect that anything will come between them. But then from their cell window they see the beautiful Emilia, and their priorities take a sudden and violent turn. In this late romance, Fletcher and Shakespeare examine love in all its fluid and complex forms.
Running Time: 130 mins
What you have to say
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Patrick Stoakes @PatrickStoakes
#TwoNobleKinsmen is everything that’s great about The Globe; joyous, inclusive, accessible, gorgeous and profound.
Michael McManus @McManingtonHall
#TwoNobleKinsmen @The_Globe - where to begin? A night of utter, poetic charm, joy and delight. Every single cast member was outstanding and they played it as they should, like a truly democratic ensemble. All so talented, beautiful and devoted to their craft. Unforgettable.
Dr Kit Heyam @krheyam
I might not be at #YorkPride but I'm watching a Shakespeare play which has so far included the lesbianest speech ever and an extended interlude of camp morris dancing, so there's that 😅🏳️🌈 @The_Globe #twonoblekinsmen
Lucy Victoria @QuirkandSpoon
#TwoNobleKinsmen doesn't get enough credit for being Shakespeare's swansong. It's funny, moving, brilliantly written and joyously executed @The_Globe . If you only see one Shakespeare play this summer...
Mark Rowland @marksldnrambles
Just back from #TwoNobleKinsmen @The_Globe. Difficult play? Not in this lot's hands. Nailed. It. Utterly brilliant. Well done @bryandick @ElloraTorchia @FrannMills and all the cast, musicians and crew under @BarrieRutter's superb direction. Do your soul a favour and go see it.