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 36 shows listed.


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.


The Tempest

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Iris Theatre
Iris Theatre
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

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.


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.


As You Like It

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
In the mythical Forest of Arden, a world of transformation where anything is possible and anything permissible, two young people discover what it really means to be in love.


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.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

The London Theatre
The London Theatre
To 21 Jul 2018
This all female cast production of Shakepeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is from the same team which saw the sold out All female Twelfth Night which played at the same venue earlier this year.


Othello

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
20 Jul 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.


Richard II

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

The Bread & Roses Theatre
The Bread & Roses Theatre
21 Aug To 25 Aug 2018
Richard sits on the throne of England, yet he is unloved. His vanity and ego threaten to divide England into a civil war.


Twelfth Night

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Tristan Bates Theatre
Tristan Bates Theatre
22 Aug To 25 Aug 2018
Viola survives a shipwreck and washes up on the shores of Illyria, quickly becoming embroiled in a story of romance, trickery and disguise, when she enters Duke Orsino's service, and starts carrying lovelorn messages to the Countess Olivia.


Love's Labour's Lost

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
23 Aug To 15 Sep 2018
Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young king and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study ...


Pericles

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

National Theatre
National Theatre - Olivier
26 Aug To 28 Aug 2018
Prince Pericles has everything but understands little. When a reckless act threatens his safety, he must flee his home and take to sea. Reliant on the whims of the fates and the kindness of strangers, Pericles is driven from shore to shore.


A Winter's Tale

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Rose Theatre Kingston
Rose Theatre Kingston
30 Aug To 2 Sep 2018
Paranoia and power unfolds into a parable for the redemptive gift of youth, and a celebration of young people and the potential they have to make the world a better place.


Sh*t-Faced Showtime Presents: Oliver with a Twist!

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Leicester Square Theatre
Witness an all-singing, all-dancing version of the story; with songs from Oliver!, My Fair Lady and other West End hits, plus one genuinley inebriated cast-member.


Twelfth Night

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Wilton's Music HallVideo available for this show
Wilton's Music Hall
12 Sep 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

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

National Theatre
National Theatre - Olivier
18 Sep 2018 To 19 Jan 2019
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.




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