The Winter Selection at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (credit: Pete Le May)
From romance and espionage to music and magic, experience an enticing season of performances at the intimate candlelit theatre next to Shakespeare’s Globe. Read More


Choose from an eclectic selection of productions as the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse presents The Winter Selection, featuring musicals, new plays, puppetry, reimagined classics and more.

Romantics Anonymous

Follow the misadventures of Angélique, a talented chocolate maker, and Jean-René, the boss of a chocolate factory, in their search for happiness and love in this tender musical inspired by the film Les Émotifs Anonymes. 20 Oct-6 Jan

The Secret Theatre: The Dark Arts of Elizabeth’s Spymaster

Catch Anders Lustgarten’s latest play about secrets, espionage and blackmail at the time of Queen Elizabeth I. 16 Nov-16 Dec

Apocalypse Meow: Crisis is Born

Expect nothing but the unexpected from this unusual Christmas show by cabaret sensation Meow Meow. Follow the artist though an array of different performances, from the tale of hilarious adventures to poignant reflections on loneliness and lost dreams. 20-31 Dec

All’s Well That Ends Well

Relive Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well in a new production directed by Caroline Byrne, following her critically acclaimed The Taming of the Shrew at the Globe Theatre. 11 Jan-3 Mar

The Captive Queen

Rediscover John Dryden’s Restoration drama, Aureng-zebe, with Barrie Rutter’s engaging adaptation, which moves the setting from Mughal in India to the woollen mills of the north of England. 2 Feb-4 Mar

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons: A Reimagining

Be amazed by the crystalline acoustic of Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with this response to Max Richter’s reworking of the original masterpiece, in collaboration with Gyre & Gimble’s master puppeteers. 9 Mar-21 Apr

The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales

See Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved stories come to life through music, magic and puppetry with this production incorporating classics such as The Little Matchgirl, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Thumbelina and The Princess and the Pea. 27 Mar-21 Apr



Standing Ticket: £10.00 (USD13.83) per ticket
Premium Ticket: £62.00 (USD85.73) per ticket
Seated Ticket: £15.00 to £48.00 (USD20.74 - USD66.37) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

21 New Globe Walk

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