Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.
Dominic Dromgoole was appointed Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe in 2006; prior to this he had been Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, Director of New Writing at the Old Vic, and Artistic Director of the Oxford Stage Company. At the Globe he has directed Henry IV 1 and 2, Henry V, Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Anthony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as A New World by Trevor Griffiths. He has also directed many new plays, and productions in the West End, in Dublin, the USA, Romania and Italy.
Dominic has continually advocated new writing at the Globe producing nearly twenty new plays since 2006, including Helen an adaptation from Euripides by Frank McGuinness, Anne Boleyn, In Extremis and Doctor Scroggy’s War by Howard Brenton, Gabriel by Sam Adamson and The Frontline and The Lightning Child by Che Walker. In 2012, under Dominic’s direction, the Globe produced the ‘Globe to Globe’ Festival in which companies from around the world were invited to the Globe to perform every one of Shakespeare’s plays in a different language. The festival received a Special Recognition Award from the Critics’ Circle. Under Dominic’s leadership the Globe Theatre has significantly increased its audience size, won several major awards, created regular national and international touring circuits, and filmed sixty of its productions for distribution in the cinema, on DVD and TV. Last year the Globe also had two of its productions transferred to the West End.
Dominic has written extensively for the media, and two books: The Full Room (2001) and Will and Me (2006), which won the inaugural Sheridan Morley award.