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 29 shows listed.


Othello

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Ambassadors Theatre
Othello
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.


Much Ado About Nothing

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Waterloo East Theatre
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.


Shakespeare Schools Festival 2017 - artsdepot

Playing now

Shakespeare

artsdepot
The annual Festival is Shakespeare Schools Foundation's flagship project and the world's largest youth drama festival.


Shakespeare Schools Festival 2017 - Shaw Theatre

Playing now

Shakespeare

Shaw Theatre
The annual Festival is Shakespeare Schools Foundation's flagship project and the world's largest youth drama festival.


Macbeth

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

The Courtyard
In an all-female corporate world of mischief, greed and deceit, Scotland, England and Norway Inc. are rival companies. With senior managerial titles like Queen, Thane of Cawdor and Thane of Glamis, there is sure to be ugly attempts to gain power.


Julius Caesar

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
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.


Shakespeare Schools Festival 2017 - Richmond Theatre

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Richmond Theatre
The annual Festival is Shakespeare Schools Foundation's flagship project and the world's largest youth drama festival.


Henry IV, Part One

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

The Space
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30 Nov To 2 Dec 2017
Local turf wars are keeping the newly crowned 'King' from expanding the operation internationally. The 'Prince' spends his time with lowlifes, whilst the 'Hotspur' builds a fearsome rep. It's only a matter of time before uncivil war breaks out.


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
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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.


Macbeeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Hen and Chickens Theatre
Macbeeth
12 Dec To 16 Dec 2017
Shakespeare's Macbeeth has been misinterpreted for centuries. Yes, there are tragic elements, and many people die - but what about the lighter moments? The laughs. The japes. The tomfoolery.


All's Well That Ends Well

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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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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.


Lear

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

The Bread & Roses Theatre
Lear
30 Jan To 3 Feb 2018
A land-worker divides his land between his three daughters after losing his wife. Follows the breakdown of his relationships with these daughters and other friends, and the loss of his home, due to his grief and his own battle with mental health.


Romeo & Juliet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Orange Tree Theatre
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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).


The Tempest

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - romance

Jack Studio Theatre
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13 Feb To 3 Mar 2018
Beware the spirits of the air, the monsters of the earth and the wrath of dangerous sorcerers. Controlled Chaos's all female production of The Tempest shakes the ground with its bold re-imagining of William Shakespeare's final dark comedy.


The Winter's Tale

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - romance

National Theatre
National Theatre - Dorfman
14 Feb To 28 Feb 2018
Perdita is a brave, intelligent and much-loved girl, but something is not quite right in her world. Join her on a journey through magic and mayhem as she uncovers her story - the girl who was once lost and then found.


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

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Battersea Arts Centre
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.


Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Wilton's Music HallVideo available for this show
Macbeth
23 Feb To 17 Mar 2018
Goaded by the whispers of demons, the Macbeths (Jonathan Goddard and Eleanor Duval) unleash murder for their own gains and set in motion their path to madness and self-destruction, unravelling events in a nightmare they cannot control.




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