Shakespeare shows in London



Here's our latest list of all shows currently playing or upcoming in London which are about Shakespeare or were written by him.



We have 27 shows listed in this category.


Much Ado About Nothing

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
To 15 Oct 2017
Claudio, pining for his love Hero, returns home from the first wave of the revolution. Though Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together.


King Lear

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Shakespeare's GlobeVideo available for this show
Shakespeare's Globe
To 14 Oct 2017
King Lear has 3 daughters. He makes a decision to divide his kingdom among his children, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear finds himself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute.


Hamlet

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

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


Othello

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Ambassadors Theatre
Ambassadors Theatre
26 Sep To 8 Dec 2017
This is a mating ground. A dog-eat-dog kind of place. And it’s about to kick off. This electrifying take on Shakespeare's thriller of paranoia, jealousy and murder takes a scalpel to 21st century Britain and will leave you breathless.


The Tempest

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Greenwich TheatreVideo available for this show
Greenwich Theatre
27 Sep To 30 Sep 2017
This powerful, passionate and magical production features stunning contemporary African choreography from Shyne Phiri, with an original soundtrack which samples traditional Malawian music.


The Merchant of Venice

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Cockpit Theatre
Cockpit Theatre
3 Oct To 7 Oct 2017
Antonio will do anything for Bassanio. Bassanio will do anything to win Portia and her wealth. Shylock has the means and mind to take revenge on Antonio. Can love possibly defeat hate, when the hate has grown from love?


Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican Theatre
Transposing the action to a 16th-century samurai world, this staging of Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy unfolds in war-torn Japan. Moving through a series of breathtaking images, its total effect is the stuff of theatre history.


Venus and Adonis

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

The Rose Playhouse
The Rose Playhouse
10 Oct To 15 Oct 2017
Christopher Hunter reimagines Shakespeare's narrative poem as a one-man play exploring what lies behind a tale of rejected lust played out against the highest stakes.


Richard III

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

Cockpit Theatre
Cockpit Theatre
12 Oct To 4 Nov 2017
The timeless and universal story of the rise and fall of a dictator. At its centre, a twisted antagonist Richard enlists the audience as his co-conspirators and encourages them to witness his devious plots in becoming King.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Orange Tree Theatre
Orange Tree Theatre
16 Oct To 28 Oct 2017
Up to fifteen children on the Autism spectrum become the participants for each performance, sitting with six actors in a circle on our stage. The children's families or carers sit just behind them to watch from the auditorium.


Richard III

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

Barons Court Theatre
Barons Court Theatre
30 Oct To 19 Nov 2017
Vallance Road, the East End, London, 1960s: The crime is rife, the gangs cruel. The stakes are high, with sleepless nights for all. Behind the rackets - behind the protection - one man's goal is sovereign election.


Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

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CLF Theatre
31 Oct To 18 Nov 2017
Set in a dystopian world 1000 years from now. A perfect setting for one of Shakespeare's most, thrilling, violent and chillingly evil plays.


Coriolanus

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to power yet he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness.


Hamlet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Millfield Theatre
Millfield Theatre
6 Nov To 10 Nov 2017
On the ramparts of Elsinore Castle, the ghost of old King Hamlet appears through the mist to reveal a startling and extraordinary secret to his son Prince Hamlet.


As You Like It

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Richmond Theatre
Richmond Theatre
7 Nov To 11 Nov 2017
Set in the modern world of alternative facts and fiercely jealous leaders, the young Rosalind and her friend Celia find themselves pawns in a power struggle. Shakespeare's poetic and irresistibly funny comedy of mistaken identity and love.


Much Ado About Nothing

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Waterloo East Theatre
Waterloo East Theatre
14 Nov To 26 Nov 2017
It is December 1938, the Spanish Civil War is still raging. Benedick and Claudio, members of the Italian Volunteer Force aiding General Franco, return home to Messina to spend their Christmas leave with Signora Leonata and her family.


A Midsummmer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

The Courtyard
The Courtyard - Main House
21 Nov To 2 Dec 2017
Four runaway lovers find themselves caught up in the middle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies.


Julius Caesar

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
Barbican Theatre - Barbican Theatre
24 Nov 2017 To 20 Jan 2018
Caesar returns from war, an all-conquering hero, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. Although Brutus loves Caesar, he is persuaded to kill him for the greater good, and like all conspirators loses control of the consequences.


Antony & Cleopatra

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
Barbican Theatre - Barbican Theatre
30 Nov 2017 To 20 Jan 2018
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he neglects his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.


Winter's Tales

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Print Room
Print Room
6 Dec To 22 Dec 2017


Winters Tales will see well-known names and faces take to the main stage to read their favourite festive tales. Over the course of 14 days, a different performer will appear each evening to read a story of their choosing.


Titus Andronicus

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
Barbican Theatre - Barbican Theatre
7 Dec 2017 To 19 Jan 2018
Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss. He relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt world.


All's Well That Ends Well

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
11 Jan To 3 Mar 2018
Helena has lost and buried her father. Now an orphan - and an outsider - she pines for the love of Bertram, the son of her adopted family. He too is reeling from the death of his father. Will grief unite or divide them?


Julius Caesar

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

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The Bridge Theatre
20 Jan To 15 Apr 2018
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat's popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.


Romeo & Juliet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Orange Tree Theatre
Orange Tree Theatre
2 Feb To 13 Feb 2018
Summer 2018. London. A city of extremes divided by wealth and property. A world of postcode street fights, catcalling and bants. In the middle of this a boy gatecrashes a fancy party and falls in love (for at least the second time that week).


Juliet And Romeo's Guide To Long Life And Happy Marriage

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Battersea Arts Centre
Battersea Arts Centre
14 Feb To 24 Feb 2018
Award-winning dance theatre company, Lost Dog, re-imagine Shakespeare's tragic teenage love story in a version where Romeo and Juliet survive. A humourous and healtfelt show about love, loss and longevity.




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