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Review: I, JOAN at Shakespeare's Globe

Joan of Arc has long been a symbol of female empowerment. Her ascent to patron saint of France is often described as a tale of gender non-conforming rebellion for women to aspire to. Shakespeare's Globe and writer Charlie Josephine (they/he) have dismantled this depiction of womanhood, redefining Joan's experiences through the lens of trans existence. In I, Joan, the protagonist traverses the same war and faith we as an audience are accustomed to, whilst also advocating for and navigating their nonbinary identity.

Casting Announced For I, JOAN At Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe has announced casting for the premiere of I, Joan, which runs from 25 August to 22 October.

Review Roundup: HENRY VIII Opens at Shakespeare's Globe

Read all the reviews as Shakespeare's Globe presents Henry VIII running through 21 October, directed by Amy Hodge. Adam Gillen plays King Henry VIII, returning to the Globe stage following his acclaimed performance of Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet in 2021.

BWW Review: HENRY VIII, Shakespeare's Globe

As the most notorious monarch in British history, Henry VIII's rule was tyrannous and imposing. Known for his colossal physique and consort of six unlucky wives, Henry Tudor has long stood as an example of the damage done by brutish men with excessive power. His reputation as a prolific abuser of women has inspired an array of assertive feminist theatre and this offering by Shakespeare's Globe is no exception.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For HENRY VIII at Shakespeare's Globe; Full Cast Announced!

Adam Gillen will play King Henry VIII, returning to the Globe stage following his acclaimed performance of Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet in 2021. Adam’s other theatre credits include Killer Joe (starring Orlando Bloom) in 2018 for which he was Olivier nominated for Best Supporting Actor, and the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of Amadeus, opposite Lucian Msamati. 

National Theatre and Sir Peter Shaffer Charitable Foundation Announce Partnership

The National Theatre has partnered with the Sir Peter Shaffer Charitable Foundation in committing to supporting playwrights with an initial two-year collaboration. Celebrating the life and career of Sir Peter Shaffer, this partnership will continue his desire to support playwrights as they create larger scale plays.

BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET, Globe Theatre

Shakespeare is such a constant in the theatrical cannon that there is often a desire to do something innovative with his work. Reinventing the Bard can provoke an eye-roll or two and Director Ola Ince’s new version of Romeo & Juliet at the Globe will certainly divide audiences. Ince choses to show the play from the aspect of mental health issues; the couple choose to die because they are mentally afflicted, rather than because they are in love.

Photo Flash: First Look at ROMEO & JULIET at Shakespeare's Globe

The production is directed by Ola Ince and starring Alfred Enoch and Rebekah Murrell. This performance will be Live Streamed on the 10 July and 7 August, 7pm and will include a Midnight Matinee performance on 17 July, 23.59pm

Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds Aandnd Michelle Fairley To Star In Brian Friel's FAITH HEALER, Exclusively On Audible

Audible, the world's leading provider of spoken-word entertainment, has released Brian Friel's masterful and haunting Faith Healer, starring Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones (Infamous, Detectorists), Ciarán Hinds (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Rome, Game of Thrones) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Gangs of London) in the UK.

Shakespeare's Globe Reopens Outdoor Theatre From 19 May

Shakespeare's Globe is preparing to reopen its outdoor theatre on 19 May 2021. Provided the conditions are met for Step 3 of the Government's roadmap for cultural reopening, the Globe will be welcoming audiences in for socially distanced performances, having closed on 18 March 2020.

WEST END ACOUSTIC and Agatha Christie Staged Readings Announced As Part Of Riverside Studios Christmas Season

Riverside Studios today announces further programming for its inaugural Christmas season in association with New Frame Productions, including an evening of unplugged performance with West End Acoustic featuring SIX's Maiya Quansah-Breed and Renée Lamb, Wicked's Nicholas McLean, Jesus Christ Superstar's Tyrone Huntley and Dear Evan Hansen's Oliver Award-winning Sam Tutty.

Irish Laureate Sebastian Barry's ON BLUEBERRY HILL Comes To Audible

Irish Fiction Laureate and award-winning writer, Sebastian Barry's critically acclaimed play On Blueberry Hill  to audiences around the world as it debuts on Audible on 19th November.


On Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, CVLT will be streaming the archival video of Visiting Mr. Green for a pay-as-you-can admission. For details and advance reservation, visit

BWW Review: AMADEUS, National Theatre At Home

It seems almost a lifetime ago that the National Theatre made the decision to start streaming shows from their archive to shine a light in the darkness of these times. Beginning with One Man, Two Guv'nors, their screening of the peerless production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus marks the last of these shows and ends this wonderful series on a triumphant high.

The National Theatre Announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE DEEP BLUE SEA, and More to Be Streamed as Part of National Theatre at Home

The National Theatre today announces a further five productions that will be streamed as a part of the National Theatre at Home series.

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For ROMEO & JULIET

Shakespeare's Globe has announced full casting for Romeo & Juliet, directed by Ola Ince, designed by Jacob Hughes, which will open the 2020 Summer Season on Tuesday 14 April.

End of the 2010s: BroadwayWorld's Best Shows of the Decade!

As the 2010s draw to a close, we thought we'd look back at all the incredible theatre of the past decade. What's been your highlight? Here, BroadwayWorld reviewers share some of theirs!

BWW Review: RADIO, Arcola Theatre

Adam Gillen is utterly compelling in Al Smith's tender tale of astronomy, discovery and space travel. Holding our attention for 85 minutes, he speaks with delicacy and is a delight to watch. Josh Roche directs with expert precision and the pieces simplicity is its greatest strength. This really is storytelling at its finest.

Guest Blog: Playwright Al Smith On Apollo 11 and RADIO

When I was a kid, my dad used to hand my brother and me a pair of binoculars and take us out into the garden at night-time to look at the Moon. He had this stash of lunar maps that he'd brought back from America and he'd point at different bits of the Moon and show us where Apollo 11 landed, Apollo 12, Apollo 14 and so on. I felt bad for the lunar landers they'd left on the surface. I felt they must be so terribly lonely, preserved up there forever next to their abandoned flags.

Audible Announce New London Production Of RADIO at Arcola Theatre

Audible, the world's leading producer and provider of spoken-word entertainment, today deepens its commitment to UK theatre announcing a new London production of Radio written by Al Smith. Josh Roche directs Adam Gillen as Charlie Fairbanks in a one-man play about memory, love and spaceships. The production opens at Arcola Theatre on 24 June, with previews from 19 June and runs until 13 July. To coincide with the opening of the stage show, a studio recording of Radio will also release exclusively on Audible this summer, available for members to download worldwide.


What is Adam Gillen next theatre project?

Adam Gillen's next show will be Joan of Arc | Globe which opens on 9/1/2022 on West End.

How many Broadway shows has Adam Gillen been in?

Adam Gillen has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Adam Gillen been in?

Adam Gillen has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Adam Gillen's first West End show?

Adam Gillen's first West End show was Joan of Arc | Globe which opened in 2022

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