Dominic Dromgoole to leave Globe in 2016

Dominic Dromgoole. Photo: Sheila Burnett
Dominic Dromgoole. Photo: Sheila Burnett

Dominic Dromgoole has announced he is to step down from his position as artistic director at Shakespeare’s Globe in spring 2016.

He will leave the company on April 23, 2016 after a decade in the post. This will coincide with the end of a global, two-year tour of Hamlet, which the London venue announced this week.

Directed by Dromgoole, the small-scale production will attempt to visit every country in the world from April next year. The show, which has previously toured the UK, Europe and the United States, will use a new cast of eight actors.

The company will perform in a range of locations including village squares, national theatres, palaces and beaches and aims to visit some of the most inaccessible places in the world.

Beginning on April 23, 2014, which marks the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, the tour will conclude on the same date in 2016 – the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.

Shakespeare’s Globe and Dromgoole declined to comment on his departure.

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