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 31 shows listed in this category.


Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

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.


Romeo and Juliet

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
To 9 Jul 2017
In Verona, violence rules. Two families bear an ancient grudge, and rage flares between them. In a world where greed, wealth and bitter feuds prevail, two disenchanted children dare to choose love. Two households. Two children. One love. One fate.


Twelfth Night

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
To 5 Aug 2017
Twins Sebastian and Viola are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, separated and believing each other to be dead. Beside herself with grief, Viola disguises herself as a boy and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino.


Hamlet

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Harold Pinter TheatreVideo available for this show
Hamlet is Prince of Denmark. His father has recently died and his uncle Claudius has become king and has also married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. The ghost of the late king tells Hamlet that he has been murdered and demands Hamlet extract revenge.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

OmnibusVideo available for this show
Omnibus
To 30 Jun 2017
Starting in a secret Clapham location, team-up to navigate your way through the misunderstandings and mishaps of Shakespeare's finest comedy. Follow the trails and deliver the wedding invitations, picking up clues and characters along the way.


As You Like It

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Putney Arts Theatre
Love blossoms among the trees as lovers Rosalind and Orlando are banished to the Forest of Arden. Together with shepherds and exiled courtiers they become enmeshed in a web of romance and deception.


Macbeth

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Iris Theatre
Iris Theatre
To 29 Jul 2017
Macbeth is a terrifying journey into the mind of a murderer. Inspired by the psychosexual imagery of Hieronymus Bosch, this production will weave its way around the grounds of St Paul’s Church.


The Tempest

Playing now

Shakespeare - romance

The Rose PlayhouseVideo available for this show
The Rose Playhouse
To 2 Jul 2017
A single mother and her child are cast adrift on a boat, banished from her own country, she weaves a spell on a mysterious island. Twelve years later a magical storm brings her lost and bewildered enemies onto the island.


The Tempest

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

RADA
RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
28 Jun To 8 Jul 2017
Abridged Shakespeare for Young Audiences. This production is part of Shakespeare for Young Audiences programme, which forms part of RADA's widening participation remit.


Twelfth Night

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

RADA
RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
29 Jun To 8 Jul 2017
Abridged Shakespeare for Young Audiences. This production is part of Shakespeare for Young Audiences programme, which forms part of RADA's widening participation remit.


The Comedy Of Errors

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

RADA
RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
30 Jun To 8 Jul 2017
Abridged Shakespeare for Young Audiences. This production is part of Shakespeare for Young Audiences programme, which forms part of RADA's widening participation remit.


The Tempest

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - romance

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
Barbican Theatre
30 Jun To 18 Aug 2017
On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island.


Much Ado About Nothing

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
14 Jul To 15 Oct 2017
Claudio, pining for his love Hero, returns home from the first wave of the revolution. Though Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together.


The Taming of the Shrew

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Jack Studio Theatre
Jack Studio Theatre
18 Jul To 5 Aug 2017
Kate talks too much; at least, that’s what the men of Padua think. So they persuade Petruchio to marry her and bring his wilful wife to heel. Part farce, and part tragedy, dramatises society’s attempt to control and one woman’s bid to resist.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

The Rose Playhouse
The Rose Playhouse
1 Aug To 26 Aug 2017
Two pairs of lovers find themselves in the midst of a dispute between the King and Queen of the Fairies, a mischievous Puck flies among them with a love potion that causes all manner of high jinks and drama.


King Lear

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
10 Aug To 14 Oct 2017
King Lear has 3 daughters. He makes a decision to divide his kingdom among his children, but fails to anticipate the consequences of his actions. His generosity is cruelly repaid and Lear finds himself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute.


Hamlet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Park Theatre
Park Theatre - Park 90
22 Aug To 16 Sep 2017


This is Hamlet stripped to its core and played by three members of one family: Gyles Brandreth, Benet Brandreth, Kosha Engler - father, son and wife. A family gathering, haunted, claustrophobic, intense.


Richard III

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - history

No photo available for this theatre
Temple Church
22 Aug To 9 Sep 2017
The Wars of the Roses are over and King Edward IV rules England. But his brother, Richard, is in no mood to celebrate. With murder, deceit and dark humour as his weapons, Richard overcomes friends and foes alike to seize the crown.


Othello

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Ambassadors Theatre
Ambassadors Theatre
26 Sep 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.


Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican Theatre
Transposing the action to a 16th-century samurai world, this staging of Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy unfolds in war-torn Japan. Moving through a series of breathtaking images, its total effect is the stuff of theatre history.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Orange Tree Theatre
Orange Tree Theatre
16 Oct To 28 Oct 2017
Up to fifteen children on the Autism spectrum become the participants for each performance, sitting with six actors in a circle on our stage. The children's families or carers sit just behind them to watch from the auditorium.


Coriolanus

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to power yet he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness.


Julius Caesar

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barbican TheatreVideo available for this show
Barbican Theatre - Barbican Theatre
24 Nov 2017 To 20 Jan 2018
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.


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
Print Room
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.




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