Theatre news & info - Shakespeare



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King Lear: Live cinema broadcast

18 September 2017


On 21 September 2017, for the first time ever, Shakespeare's Globe will broadcast a production - King Lear - live from the Globe Theatre to cinemas across England and Ireland.


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Macbeth at CLF Theatre

11 September 2017


Devil You Know Theatre Company presents a thrilling new version of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, charting the bloody rise and downfall of the legendary warrior. From 31 October to 18 November 2017.


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Cue-script version of The Merchant of Venice

10 September 2017


Shake-Scene Shakespeare bring The Merchant of Venice to the stage just as Shakespeare would have done it himself with 'cue-script' preparation, where actors take to the stage without prior rehearsal with their fellow cast!


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The Tempest from Bilimankhwe Arts

16 August 2017


Bilimankhwe Arts presents their new production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, directed by artistic director Kate Stafford on UK tour in Autumn 2017 - playing at London's Greenwich Theatre and STYX.


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Hamlet at RADA

1 August 2017


Kenneth Branagh's Olivier Award-winning theatre company joins forces with RADA for a co-production of Shakespeare's Hamlet with Tom Hiddleston in the lead.


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Titus Andronicus in cinemas

2 July 2017


Shakespeare's bloodiest play gets an airing in cinemas on 9 August 2017, and it also plays as part of the RSC's upcoming Rome Season at the Barbican.


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Antony & Cleopatra cinema screening

19 May 2017


Part of the RSC's ROME season, this version of Antony & Cleopatra directed by Iqbal Khan will be broadcast live to cinemas on 24 May 2017.


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RSC Hamlet on tour

17 May 2017


The RSC's Hamlet, with Paapa Essiedu as the Prince of Denmark, will be touring from January 2018 and is slated to stop-off at the Hackney Empire from 6 to 31 March.


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I Know You of Old

16 May 2017


After their 2016 success with a show entitled 'Macbeths', GOLEM! returns with another reimagined and repurposed Shakespeare adaptation, from 13 June to 1 July at Islington's Hope Theatre.


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RSC's Rome Season

12 May 2017


Tickets now on sale for the RSC's Rome season at the Barbican which starts from 6 November 2017.


The Winter's Tale Livestream

7 May 2017


Cheek By Jowl's The Winter's Tale was livestreamed from London's Barbican on 19 April. You can watch the recording until 22 May (it starts from around 12mins 30 secs into the video) ...


Shakespeare within the Abbey

9 April 2017


Sir Mark Rylance leads a company of actors in a unique event at Westminster Abbey in association with Shakespeare's Globe, to be held on 21 and 22 April 2017.


Kiss Me, Kate

8 April 2017


Opera North's award-winning production of Cole Porter's Broadway comedy classic comes to London for the very first time - from 20 to 30 June 2018 at the London Coliseum.


Almeida Hamlet transfers to Harold Pinter Theatre

28 March 2017


Following a sell-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Olivier Award winning director Robert Icke's new production of Hamlet will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End for a strictly limited season from 9 June 2017.


Othello at Wilton's Music Hall

28 March 2017


Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and English Touring Theatre present a contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, focusing on anti-Muslim prejudice and 'alternative facts'. At Wilton's from 16 May.


Scripts for Supper

3 March 2017


Playing Hamlet

28 February 2017


Queen Anne at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

24 February 2017


Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

23 January 2017


Techno Tempest transfers to Barbican

19 December 2016


Cymbeline at The Space

23 November 2016


The Tempest at the Print Room

19 November 2016


The Tempest at the Cockpit Theatre

18 November 2016


The Tempest in cinemas

10 November 2016


Hamlet Part II

6 November 2016




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