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VenueShakespeare's Globe Theatre
Other spaces: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Inigo Jones, Globe Education Centre Theatre (Park Street)
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From6th December 2019
Opened12th December 2019
To15th February 2020
What is currently on at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (V165)

Swive (Elizabeth)

Swive (Elizabeth)T1196649088
Swive - (archaic, transitive) To copulate with (a woman). (archaic, transitive, dialectal ) To cut a crop in a sweeping or rambling manner, hence to reap; cut for harvest. Sex as power in the reign of Elizabeth I. Elizabeth was a political mastermind and monarchic force who reigned supreme for 45 years, and yet she still felt that her power ultimately resided in her beauty. Swive interrogates the power of aesthetics in gaining and maintaining control in a patriarchy. The power of kings is never predicated on their appearance. In Swive, Hickson shines candlelight on the savage pressure that women are under to sell themselves on their least interesting quality. If beauty is the key to survival, how do you hold on to what time will take away?
Author Ella Hickson

Archive :: production:T1196649088, play:S2051787483, venue:V165

Production details

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Special Performances

  • 9 Jan 20 Captioned
  • 18 Jan 20 Audio Described
  • 8 Feb 20 Relaxed


Producer Shakespeare's Globe
Director Natalie Abrahami
Costume Sian Harris
Director Anthony Lau (assistant)
Music Angus MacRae
Other Prema Mehta (candle consultant)
Director Anna Morrissey (movement director)
Design Ben Stones
Director Sian Williams (associate movement director)
Other Emma Woodvine (voice)
Performer Nina Cassells
Performer Abigail Cruttenden
Performer Michael Gould
Performer Colin Tierney

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