Shakespeare at London theatres


Below is our list of shows (currently playing or upcoming at London theatres) which are about Shakespeare or were written by him.



We have 29 shows listed.


Henry IV Part 1

Playing now

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
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.


Henry IV Part 2

Playing now

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
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

Playing now

Shakespeare - history

Shakespeare's Globe
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

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
When a shipwreck tears a family apart, twins Sebastian and Viola seek refuge in a new land.


Pericles

Playing now

Shakespeare - romance

Shakespeare's Globe
The spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles, the first of Shakespeare's late romances.


The Comedy of Errors

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
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 Merry Wives of Windsor

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
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

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

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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

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Iris Theatre
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

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 sh*t-faced cast member.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Shakespeare's fantastical fable of desire, confusion, jealousy and growing up. Through live music, playful adventure and physical invention, see the lovers' world transformed into a place of magic, laughter and healing, as we journey into the woods.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Four sparring lovers take refuge in the woods, only to find themselves in the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. With the roguish Puck causing havoc, what could possibly go wrong?


Romeo And Juliet

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

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Brighton, 1964. A culture clash makes waves on the seafront with the Montagues and Capulets at the centre of it all.


Much Ado About Nothing

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

The Scoop
A passionate tale of young and mature love, battling wits, and two explosive sub-plots in a compelling and witty drama suitable for all the family.


As You Like it

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's GlobeVideo available for this show
A firm favourite among Shakespeare's comedies and featuring some of his best-loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance.


Ainu Othello

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

Tara Theatre
It is 1860, in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Othello is an Ainu, one of the indigenous people of northern Japan. He falls in love with a Japanese woman and is betrayed by a friend (Iago) of mixed Ainu and Japanese heritage.


Twelfth Night

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

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Experience Shakespeare's famous tale of unrequited love in all its hilarious and heartbreaking splendour, entirely for free.


The Tragedy of Richard II

Upcoming

Shakespeare - history

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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.


As You Like it

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind and niece Ceila, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, they find community and acceptance under the stars …


Pericles

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Having discovered a dark secret in the court of Antiochus, Pericles is forced to wander a world filled with captivating characters.




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