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.


The Winter's Tale

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
To 14 Oct 2018
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.


King Lear

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Duke of York's Theatre
Following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby's explosive revival of Shakespeare's epic tragedy moves to the West End with a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen.


Othello

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
To 13 Oct 2018
The republic of Venice employs General Othello to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, the love Othello holds for his new wife becomes a torrent.


Twelfth Night

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Wilton's Music HallVideo available for this show
Wilton's Music Hall
To 22 Sep 2018
The Watermill, renowned for its bold, progressive and collaborative approach to Shakespeare, re-imagines Twelfth Night in the hedonistic 1920s, where prohibition is rife.


Antony & Cleopatra

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

National Theatre
Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.


Measure For Measure

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

The Donmar Warehouse
The Donmar Warehouse
28 Sep To 24 Nov 2018
Vienna is corrupt. The Duke, who has let the city fall to vice, hands control to his Deputy, a hardline, puritan reformer. The Deputy uses ancient laws to sentence citizens to death for sexual misconduct.


Twelfth Night

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Young Vic
Young Vic - Main House
2 Oct To 17 Nov 2018
Shakespeare meets his match as brass bands and Beyoncé weave through this enchanting musical adaptation of Twelfth Night, with music and lyrics by the critically acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub.


Measure for Measure

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Greenwich Theatre
Greenwich Theatre
2 Oct To 6 Oct 2018


The weak Duke goes undercover, leaving his strict deputy Angelo in charge to clean the city up. But when Angelo sentences young Claudio to death for sleeping with his wife to be, Claudio's sister Isobel, a nun, pleads for his life.


Othello

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

The London Theatre
The London Theatre
3 Oct To 7 Oct 2018
All female production which tells the story of a powerful general of the Venetian army, Othello, whose life and marriage are ruined by a conniving, deceitful, and envious soldier, Lago.


othellomacbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Hammersmith - Main House
5 Oct To 3 Nov 2018
Two of Shakespeare's most brutal and poetic plays, exploring fear, jealousy, power and revenge. Two stories in which powerful men are manipulated into destroying their societies, their households, their loved ones and themselves.


The Taming Of The Shrew

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Tristan Bates Theatre
Tristan Bates Theatre
8 Oct To 13 Oct 2018
Once upon a time in Padua there were two sisters. Katherina was a "shrew" with an appalling temper. Bianca was a sweet, patient model of female behaviour. All the men of Padua rightly competed and contrived for the love of sweet Bianca.


The Paper Cinema's Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Battersea Arts CentreVideo available for this show
Battersea Arts Centre
9 Oct To 27 Oct 2018
Immerse yourself on a journey through rugged Scottish landscapes and encounter storms, betrayal and murderous plot. Shakespeare's tragedy is vividly told with illustration, masterful puppetry and a live score.


Much Ado About Nothing

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

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Katzpace Studio Theatre
10 Oct To 24 Oct 2018
The setting has been moved from Shakespeare's Messina to the world of a contemporary office, combining social comedy with the tensions of a modern workplace environment.


Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
Barbican Theatre - Barbican Theatre
15 Oct 2018 To 18 Jan 2019
Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.


Romeo and Juliet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

The Rose Playhouse
The Rose Playhouse
25 Oct To 28 Oct 2018
In a strange, uncertain place beyond the end of the story, two star-crossed lovers try desperately to reach each other, seeking answers for their short-lived life.


Romeo and Juliet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican Theatre
Barbican Theatre - Barbican Theatre
2 Nov 2018 To 19 Jan 2019
Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Orange Tree Theatre
Orange Tree Theatre
5 Nov To 24 Nov 2018
Up to 15 young people on the spectrum become the participants for each performance, sitting with seven actors in a circle on stage. The actors encourage the participants to play sensory games which unravel the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Romea and Julian

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

The Bread & Roses Theatre
The Bread & Roses Theatre
6 Nov To 10 Nov 2018
Set on an estate in South-East London, where the young people are left to their own devices and where carrying a knife is second nature, we follow the tragic journey of these two lovers over the course of 90 blood pumping minutes.


As You Like It

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Ye Old Rose and Crown
Ye Old Rose and Crown
6 Nov To 17 Nov 2018
Shakespeare's famous tale of love and confusion set in the forest of Arden. With live original music performed by the cast, this classic comedy set in the swinging 60s will be sure to make you see that "All the world's a stage".


Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Putney Arts Theatre
Putney Arts Theatre
6 Nov To 11 Nov 2018
Set against the bloody backdrop of World War One. The war has come to an end. But, driven by dark and ancient supernatural forces, Macbeth embarks on a gruesome path of murderous ambition, chillingly supported by history's most monstrous wife.




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