Dame Ellen Terry, an English stage actress and widely considered one of the finest Shakespearean actresses

Ellen Terry composed Four Lectures on Shakespeare with her friend and colleague Sir Henry Irving in the early years of the twentieth century.

After a sold out run during our inaugural Playhouse season, Eileen Atkins returns with her witty and intriguing insight into Shakespeare’s women as first told by Ellen Terry.

Join award-winning actress and screenwriter Dame Eileen Atkins as she weaves together those lectures, stories from Ellen’s life and excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays in a dazzling and lucid dramatisation.

normalAtkins performs over ten parts including Juliet, Beatrice and Viola, and revisits the roles to shed fascinating new light on female characters who have sometimes been construed as dull, submissive or one-dimensional.

Eileen Atkins Atkins joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1957 and has an extensive list of credits for film and television which include Cranford, for which she won a BAFTA and an Emmy, Upstairs, Downstairs and Gosford Park. She was most recently seen on stage in All That Fall at the Jermyn Street Theatre.

Images courtesy of BBC and Shakespeares Globe


Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins’ runs at Shakespeare’s Globe from:

11 January – 13 February

Adapted & performed by
Eileen Atkins

£10 standing
£15 – £48 seats
£62 premium tickets

BOX OFFICE 020 7401 9919

Book online here

“Atkins is sublime. She is an artist at the peak of her powers. Nothing she does goes for nothing. It’s inspiring. ”
★ The Financial Times

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