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 42 shows listed.


Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Playing now

Shakespeare

Leicester Square Theatre
Shit-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearian classic with a single, entirely shit-faced cast member.


Hamlet

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Learning of his father's death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his 'foul and most unnatural murder.'


As You Like It

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Rosalind, the daughter of an unjustly exiled duke, falls in love with the wronged Orlando, a courtier deprived of his birthright by his brother - but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court.


Twelfth Night

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
To 6 Sep 2018
In the household of the Countess Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows.


The Taming of the Shrew

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
To 7 Sep 2018
Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest, demure Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild, ungovernable, 'shrewish' Katherina?


The Merchant of Venice

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
To 8 Sep 2018
In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt to win the hand of Portia, a wealthy heiress. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
To 26 May 2018


On a Midsummer's night, four young lovers find themselves entranced and entrapped in an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule.


The Winter's Tale

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Bridewell
Bridewell
To 26 May 2018
King Leontes, suspects his wife Hermione of infidelity with his best friend Polixenes, King of Bohemia. He sets in motion a violent and tragic chain of events which culminate in the abandonment of his new born daughter on a foreign shore.


The Two Noble Kinsmen

Playing now

Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Globe
When the imprisoned Palamon and Arcite vow eternal friendship, they don't expect that anything will come between them. But then from their cell window they see the beautiful Emilia, and their priorities take a sudden and violent turn.


The Merchant of Venice

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Orange Tree Theatre
Orange Tree Theatre
26 May To 30 Jun 2018
Portia has a problem, Bassanio has a riddle to solve, and Shylock just wants respect. How far would you go to get what you want? Shakespeare's story of greed and injustice explored for a younger audience.


Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Wilton's Music Hall
Wilton's Music Hall
18 Jun To 2 Jul 2018
A visceral and vibrant version of Shakespeare's classic with exceptional live music and bespoke human voice effects performed live by the ensemble, this production truly evokes the tragedy of the Scottish king.


The Tempest

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Iris Theatre
Iris Theatre
20 Jun To 28 Jul 2018
A storm at sea - a ship is broken by the waves, and a king and his court are washed up on the shore of a mysterious island. The desolate isle appears uninhabited but, unseen in the shadows, a powerful magician plots his revenge.


Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Leicester Square Theatre
Shit-faced Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a Shakespearian classic with a single, entirely shit-faced cast member.


Much Ado About Nothing

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Bridewell
Bridewell
20 Jun To 23 Jun 2018
When Don Pedro and his band of men return to Messina, the young Count Claudio and Hero quickly plan to marry, whilst the sarcastic Benedick and Beatrice engage in verbal sparring matches. But will the young couple wed?


The Winter's Tale

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
In a fit of groundless jealousy, Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicilia.


Romeo & Juliet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Waterloo East Theatre
Waterloo East Theatre
25 Jun To 8 Jul 2018
A violent brawl between the houses of Capulet and Montague re-opens the bitter rivalry of both families. On either side of the divide stand two young lovers who will risk all to be together.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Wilton's Music Hall
Wilton's Music Hall
26 Jun To 30 Jun 2018
Set against the backdrop of a royal wedding, four young lovers, six local tradespeople, and an entire kingdom of warring fairies descend upon the Athenian woods one midsummer's night.


The Tempest

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Putney Arts Theatre
Putney Arts Theatre
26 Jun To 30 Jun 2018
Aboard a foundering ship tossed by a violent storm the terrified passengers await their watery doom - but they will not die today. Instead the sorcerous tempest casts them away upon the shore of the strange and remote island of the wizard.


Much Ado About Nothing

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

RADA
RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
27 Jun To 7 Jul 2018
The 'merry war' of Beatrice and Benedick, which has captivated audiences for centuries, provides the beating heart of this classic Shakespearean comedy, set against the backdrop of war.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

RADA
RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
28 Jun To 7 Jul 2018
Warring fairies, bickering lovers and a troupe of amateur actors in disarray collide in an enchanted forest on a heady summer's night.




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