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 25 shows listed.


Macbeth

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

National TheatreVideo available for this show
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.


Romeo and Juliet

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
To 23 Mar 2019
Packed with love, family feuds and a dose of comedy, Romeo and Juliet is a full-scale, fast-paced 90 minute performance in the Globe Theatre designed to introduce students and families to Shakespeare.


The Tempest

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Cockpit Theatre
Cockpit Theatre
To 23 Mar 2019
From the moment that a feral Miranda, daughter of Prospero, emerges, enraged and incredulous, onto the stage it is clear that there is to be no compromise in this ambiguous but ultimately uplifting version of The Tempest.


Othello

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

The Union Theatre
The Union Theatre
To 6 Apr 2019
A bold and audacious new staging of Shakespeare's classic thriller in which the general Othello and his new wife, Desdemona are psychologically tortured and destroyed by a jealous, subordinate, Iago.


Richard III

Playing now

Shakespeare - history

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Alexandra Palace
To 31 Mar 2019
After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history. Richard was not born to be a king, but he's set his sights on the crown.


Shakespeare for Breakfast

Playing now

Shakespeare

Canal Cafe Theatre
Canal Cafe Theatre
To 24 Mar 2019
A pleasing plethora of pentameter, puns and pastry. Perfect for hardened fans of the Bard and blank verse virgins alike.


King Lear

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Jack Studio Theatre
Jack Studio Theatre
To 30 Mar 2019
Lear is retiring. He cannot stand in the way of progress. But dividing his vast empire between his daughters comes at a cost. Now he must navigate a treacherous path leading to refuge or madness.


Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew

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.


Henry IV Part 1

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
23 Apr To 11 Oct 2019
Two Harrys: Harry Hotspur and Prince Hal. Sons to enemy fathers: Sir Henry Percy and King Henry IV. Hotspur is preparing to lead an army against the King - incensed at the King's dismissal of the Percy family's demands.


Twelfth Night

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

The Rose Playhouse
The Rose Playhouse
23 Apr To 5 May 2019
On the SS Illyria two campaigns are being quietly waged - one by the lovesick Duke Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by servants and hangers-on against the highhandedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio.


Henry IV Part 2

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
25 Apr To 11 Oct 2019
As King Henry IV lies dying and the rebels maintain their unrest, Falstaff, returned war-hero, and closest confidant of Prince Hal, is engaged to recruit for the King's army.


Henry V

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
30 Apr To 11 Oct 2019
As King Henry V attempts to prove himself a worthy ruler, he brazenly lays claim to parts of France. When France mocks his claim, he leads the English forces across the Channel. England is at war.


Twelfth Night

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
4 May To 21 Aug 2019
When a shipwreck tears a family apart, twins Sebastian and Viola seek refuge in a new land.


Pericles

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - romance

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
5 May To 24 Aug 2019
The spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles, the first of Shakespeare's late romances.


The Comedy of Errors

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
6 May To 23 Aug 2019
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both named Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both named Dromio) - both pairs separated at sea.


The Tragedy of King Richard II

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

The Rose Playhouse
The Rose Playhouse
14 May To 19 May 2019
Creates raw and fast-paced Shakespeare, bringing you the multifaceted text by a diverse, gender-blind, actor-led ensemble without a director, inspired by the working conditions in which Shakespeare conceived his plays.


The Merry Wives of Windsor

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
17 May To 12 Oct 2019
Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

The Bridge Theatre
The Bridge Theatre
3 Jun To 31 Aug 2019
In the Bridge's immersive production, you sit close up to the action, or follow it on foot into a dream world of feuding fairies and uncontrollable desire. 


Hamlet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Iris Theatre
Iris Theatre
19 Jun To 27 Jul 2019
This modern promenade production will place Shakespeare's greatest tragedy within a contemporary context that will illuminate both the play and our own relationship with its timeless themes.


Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

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 sh*t-faced cast member.




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