SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL at the Globe, Neuss- Programme



9.June – 8. July 2017



One festival, a thousand moments: the 27th Shakespeare Festival at the Globe, Neuss, begins on 9 June 2017. The programme, lasting until 8 July, presents a wide spectrum of thirty-three events ranging from “Shakespeare for beginners” to some highly ambitious productions and musical offers. There is a day intended specifically for children, crammed with play and plays, and parallel to the festival there will also be, for the first time, the chance to view three legendary film versions of Shakespeare plays.


The Rheinisches Landestheater takes itself appropriately to the depths of the Forest of Arden for As You Like It, the “bremer shakespeare company” presents “Shakespeare through Flowers”, and the Neues Globe Theater Potsdam will also tackle the mistakes King Lear made in bringing up his daughters. NRW’s premiere brings the Munich-based Otto-Falckenberg School to Neuss in “Pony camp: Troilus and Cressida”, a youthful, irreverent take on the heroes who have just had enough of the senseless Trojan War.


From England comes a fascinating Othello from the Tobacco Factory in association with the English Touring Theatre; Stephen Jameson and his Mountview Productions offer The Alchemist by Shakespeare’s contemporary Ben Jonson, and the Watermill Theatre from Newbury contributes two perennial favourites, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night.  Also in English will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream from HandleBards and of course the irresistible lecture by Patrick Spottiswoode.


The Companhia do Chapitô from Lisbon achieves the impossible with “Macbeth, the Comedy”, and the Tang Shu-Wing Theatre studio from Hong Kong offers the “Scottish play” in a stylised version. From the workshop Théâtre Actuel of Paris comes Pierre Corneille’s Le Cid, a French classic that was first performed twenty years after Shakespeare’s death. Written in alexandrines in rhyming couplets, it is classed as a tragicomedy because it has a happy end.


Two musical premieres round off this year’s programme: the Belgian ensemble Scherzi musicali comes complete with Gods, nymphs and fairies, and the jazz singer Caroll Vanwelden performs „Shakespeare Sonnets 3.0”.



Advance ticket sales (plus 12% commission) begin on 25.03.2017. Tickets are available from the usual advance booking outlets, by telephone on 02131 526 99 99 9 (Mondays-Fridays 08.00-20.00, Saturdays 09.00-18.00, Sundays and bank holidays 10.00-16.00), or on the Internet.


For further details visit




Shakespeare Festival at the Globe, Neuss



  1. – 11.06., 20 h + 11.06., 15 h


Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol


  1. + 13.06., 20 h

Wie es euch gefällt

Das Rheinische Landestheater Neuss


  1. – 17.06., 20 h

Ben Jonson: The Alchemist

Mountview Productions, London


18.06., 18 h

Götter, Nymphen und Feen

Scherzi Musicali, Brüssel


  1. + 20.06., 20 h


Tang Shu-Wing Theatre Studio, Hong Kong


21.06., 16 + 20 h

Shakespeare and the Globe

Lecture Patrick Spottiswoode


  1. + 23.06., 20 h

Shakespeare durch die Blume

bremer shakespeare company


  1. + 25.06., 20 h

Macbeth, die Komödie

Companhia do Chapitô, Lissabon


25.06., 11 – 15.30 h



  1. + 29.06., 20 h und 30.06., 15 h

Romeo & Juliet

The Watermill Theatre, Newbury


  1. + 30.06., 20 h und 29.06., 15 h

Twelfth Night

The Watermill Theatre, Newbury


  1. + 02.07., 18 h

König Lear

Neues Globe Theater, Potsdam


03.07., 15 + 20 h

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The HandleBards, London


04.07., 20 h

Pierre Corneille: Le Cid

Atelier Théâtre Actuel, Paris


  1. + 06.07., 20 h

Pony Camp: Troilus & Cressida

nach William Shakespeare

Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, München


  1. + 08.07., 20 h

Shakespeare in Jazz

Caroll Vanwelden & Band









12.06., 19 h, Souterrain


USA/It 1967, 122 Minuten,  Regie: Franco Zefirelli

Souterrain, Dominikanerstr. 4, 40545 Düsseldorf


14.06., 19 h, Hitch

Much Ado About Nothing

GB/USA 1993, 106 Minuten, Regie: Kenneth Branagh

Hitch, Das 1-Saal-Kino im Kreishaus, Oberstraße 91, 41460 Neuss


30.06., 19 h, Black Box


Sowjetunion 1964, 140 Minuten, Regie: Grigori Kozintsev, Drehbuch: Boris Pasternak

Black Box, Kino im Filmmuseum, Schulstraße 4, 40213 Düsseldorf