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 37 shows listed.


All's Well That Ends Well

Playing now

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

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

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The Bridge Theatre
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.


Macbeth

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

The Rose Playhouse
The Rose Playhouse
To 24 Feb 2018
All Hail Macbeth, King of Scotland. On his way back from war, Macbeth learns his destiny, and his path seems set. Driven by ambition, and encouraged by his wife, Macbeth seizes power. How long can it last?


The Tempest

Playing now

Shakespeare - romance

Jack Studio Theatre
Jack Studio Theatre
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

Playing now

Shakespeare - romance

National Theatre
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

Playing now

Shakespeare

Battersea Arts Centre
Battersea Arts Centre
To 24 Feb 2018
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

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Wilton's Music Hall
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.


Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank - Much Ado About Nothing

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
24 Feb To 20 Mar 2018
Following the turbulent romances between Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedict, this exploration of what loyalty, chivalry, and true love really mean empowers young people to challenge their own perceptions of relationships.


Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

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National Theatre - Olivier
26 Feb 2018 Booking to: 12 May 2018
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.


Love's Labour's Lost

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

The Rose Playhouse
The Rose Playhouse
27 Feb To 24 Mar 2018
Berowne's boss invites him to undertake three years of intense study, renouncing the company of women. How long can they dodge Cupid's arrow when the Princess of France and her vivacious ladies come to town?


Julius Caesar

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

The Courtyard
The Courtyard
5 Mar To 1 Apr 2018
Julius Caesar returns to Rome after one of many conquests, and the crowds adore him. Although he refuses to be crowned as Emperor, jealous Cassius is thrown into a dark suspicion about Caesar's real intentions.


Hamlet

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

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Hackney Empire
6 Mar To 31 Mar 2018
Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet's mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love. What will ultimately become of a young man sent to kill?


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Cockpit Theatre
Cockpit Theatre
7 Mar To 17 Mar 2018
When four young lovers enter a forest and encounter supernatural beings their lives are changed forever.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Questors
Questors - The Playhouse
9 Mar To 17 Mar 2018
Young lovers, feuding fairies and amateur actors collide in the woods outside Athens on a midsummer night.


The Paper Cinema's Macbeth

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

Battersea Arts Centre
Battersea Arts Centre
19 Mar To 4 Apr 2018
Immerse yourself on a journey through rugged Scottish landscapes and encounter storms, betrayal and murderous plot. Shakespeare's tragedy is vividly told with illustration, masterful puppetry and a live score.


Will or Eight Lost Years of Young William Shakespeare's Life

Upcoming show

Shakespeare

The Rose Playhouse
The Rose Playhouse
27 Mar To 21 Apr 2018
England, 1585. The young Will Shakespeare is living in the peaceful town of Stratford-upon-Avon, in the heart of England with his newlywed wife, Anne. But something's missing ...


Othello

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - tragedy

Barons Court Theatre
Barons Court Theatre
27 Mar To 31 Mar 2018
Set in modern-day London, KDC's production tells the tale of newly married Othello, who is sent to defend the Cyprus Housing Estate from a rival Turkish gang, The Ottomites, and who finds himself a pawn in a manipulative game.


Périclès, Prince de Tyr

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - romance

Barbican Theatre
To save his life, Pericles must navigate stormy seas, pirates, brothels, incest, shipwrecks, human traffickers and tournaments. But as the fireworks dim, and chaos resolves, loss and love reveal themselves.


Much Ado About Nothing

Upcoming show

Shakespeare - comedy

Rose Theatre Kingston
Rose Theatre Kingston
13 Apr To 6 May 2018
Don Pedro is victorious. Having won a turf war down in the city, the Mafia overlord and his entourage take over the luxury spa hotel Messina in order to hide-out, party and recover deep in the Sicilian hills.


Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

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.




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