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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe, Bankside, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9DT


Artistic Director Emma Rice's inaugural winter season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opens with Comus, a warped and wonderful adaptation of the poem by John Milton.

Deep in the woods, a Lady is lost, exhausted and separated from her brothers. After encountering a mysterious stranger – Comus, the God of Revelry – who promises refuge, she finds herself trapped in a magical palace, unable to move from a cursed chair. Tempted by pleasure, torn between wantonness and virtue, the Lady enters a warped world of wonder and horror, where gender, sexuality and morality prove fluid and unpredictable.

Milton’s Comus twists the conventions of the masque, leading the audience on an unpredictable and volatile journey.

Lucy Bailey has previously directed memorable productions of Titus Andronicus, Macbeth and Timon of Athens at the Globe, as well as Fortune’s Fool at the Old Vic and The Winter’s Tale and The Taming Of The Shrew at the RSC.

Cast & Creatives

Andrew Bridgmont, Paul Bullion, Rob Callender, Suzie Chad, Theo Cowan, Philip Cumbus, Emma Curtis, Danny Lee Wynter, Natasha Magigi, Phil Snowden
John Milton
Lucy Bailey
Patrick Barlow

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe

Bankside, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9DT
020 7401 9919
Official site
Nearest tube
Mansion House, Bank, Southwark, Cannon Street or London Bridge
Nearest bus
11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 45, 63, 76, 100, 344, 381, RV1
Nearest train
Mansion House, Bank, Southwark, Cannon Street or London Bridge.

Up to 2 disabled parking bays available outside theatre by special arrangement. Meters on New Globe Walk. NCP car park on Upper Thames Street. Free phone service for minicabs in foyer. Taxi rank outside main entrance.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7401 1409 Fax: 020 7902 1475 Textphone: 020 7902 1476 Email:
Access description
Entry to the main foyer is through heavy, glass double doors. On the left there is a wheelchair accessible automatic door which opens outwards and is operated by buttons on the inside and outside. There is a seperate ramped entrance to the Exhibition on Bankside. The Box Office is on the right hand side of the foyer, with an 800mm high counter for patrons using wheelchairs. A lift to the right of the Box Office gives access to the Theatre, Circle, Cafe and other hospitality areas and holds six people or one wheelchair plus companion. The lift door is 810mm wide. The Information Desk is directly in front of the main entrance doors, with a 750mm high counter for patrons using wheelchairs. A staircase to the left of the Information Desk, with a handrail on both sides, leads up to the gift Shop, Piazza, and Cafe areas. Glass doors open onto the Piazza which surrounds the theatre. There is a ramp in the open air space in the Yard.
Men’s and Women’s at Globe Door 1 and Globe Door 4, further toilets off the entrance foyer.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilets by Globe Door 1, next to first aid room on Piazza level, and on Lecture Theatre level - staff can assist.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Ticket prices

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Face value?
£10.00- £48.00

Age suitability
Show times
Mon-Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm (from 3 Nov)
Previews from
Opening night
Box office
020 7401 9919
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