South Sudan Theatre Company
In September 2011, Tony Calderbank, Director of the British Council office in South Sudan, was approached by the South Sudan Theatre Company. The company was newly-formed by three hugely well-respected dramatists and poets who had previously worked in different areas of the former Sudan – in Khartoum to the North, in Juba in the South (which is now the capital of South Sudan), and elsewhere. The company agreed to be part of the Globe to Globe Festival presented by Shakespeare’s Globe and selected to present Cymbeline.
This film documents the British Council's support of the South Sudan Theatre Company as they prepared to participate in the Cultural Olympiad in London as part of Globe to Globe.
South Sudan Theatre Company’s performed in London Globe theatre from 2-3 May 2012 and received glowing praise. Cymbeline went on to tour in South Sudan and to perform in Bangalore as part of India’s Shakespeare season in November 2012.
Throughout the six week long Globe to Globe season all of Shakespeare's plays were performed by 37 international companies, in 37 different languages at the Shakespeare's Globe in London.Globe to Globe Festival