A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine
by Trevor Griffiths
29 August – 9 October
From The Globe Website:
In the late eighteenth century the English radical Thomas Paine revolutionised the world with words that continue to shape our lives today.
‘We have it in our power to begin the world over again’
Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, 1776, referenced in Barack Obama’s inauguration speech, 2009.
A New World brings to life a world turned upside down by notions of freedom and liberty. American independence and French revolution, battlefields and bedrooms, prisons and printing presses are all brought to the Globe stage in this compelling story of a remarkable man.
This world premiere celebrates the life and loves of Thomas Paine with songs, music and a huge carnival spirit. The much-acclaimed writer Trevor Griffiths is best known for his landmark play Comedians and Oscar-nominated screenplay Reds.
In association with Richard Attenborough.
Tickets are available here: Globe Box Office.