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 24 shows listed.


The Taming of the Shrew

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Katharina and Bianca, the daughters of a rich man of Padua, are ready to marry. The game is simple: the youngest can be won only if the eldest finds her equal. But Katharina is strong-willed and not afraid to challenge the rules.


Macbeth

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Three witches on a heath have a disturbing prophecy for a victorious warrior. Macbeth will be king of Scotland. As this wicked seed is planted, daring Macbeth and his determined wife Lady Macbeth draw bloody daggers and set out on a fateful path.


Romeo & Juliet

Playing now

Shakespeare - tragedy

Passions collide. And the world changes in an instant. Experience Shakespeare's tale of love and violence taken to the edge of the city, where the wildness of the heart can't be contained.


The Taming Of The Shrew

Playing now

Shakespeare - comedy

Explores the battle of the sexes at a time when British society was finally waking up and seriously feeling the pinch of opposing attitudes to gender difference and fluidity.


The Winter's Tale

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

A dark and inspired journey through sexual jealousy, madness, obsession, loss and ultimate redemption.


Bahar Noktasi (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Upcoming

Shakespeare


The supernatural madness of Shakespeare's enduring classic is brought to life at the seaside with a cast of Turkish characters. A world of chaos ensues, a story brimming with love and lust, friendships tested and magical worlds explored.


Macbeth

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy


Victorious from a bloody battle the triumphant Macbeth is greeted by the three weird sisters. Inspired and driven by their incredible prophecies he sets out on the path to conquer all. A story of ambition, leadership and belief.


Macbeth: Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

A psychological thriller examining the dangers of political ambition, the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank Macbeth is a gripping, full-scale 90 minute performance in the Globe Theatre.


Julius Caesar

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

Delves into the moral ambiguity within Shakespeare's classic text, questioning who has the right to power, and by what means can or should power be achieved?   


The Tempest

Upcoming

Shakespeare - romance

The stranger and his daughter live alone on a remote island. Some people say he's an artist. Others say he practises magic. But today is different. Prospero spots his oldest enemies passing close by in a fragile boat.


Shakespeare's Mad Women

Upcoming

Shakespeare

This witty black comedy explores the 'what if' behind three of Shakespeare's most famous female characters, and why artists so easily reduce female characters to no more than 'mad women'.


Macbeth

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

A 21st century adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy.


Hamlet

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

Energetic and engaging retelling of Shakespeare's most well-known tragedy re-imagined for young audiences.


Romeo and Juliet

Upcoming

Shakespeare - tragedy

A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo's first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love.


Richard II

Upcoming

Shakespeare - history

Amidst worldwide political turbulence, England faces crisis and open rebellion. Living a life of luxury within the crumbling Palace of Westminster, King Richard is increasingly unwilling to face the calamity his failing government has created.


Twelfth Night

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

In the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged - one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of her steward.


Macbeth (Macbettu)

Upcoming

Shakespeare

Ritual, rites and rhythms rooted in Sardinian culture lend primal, elemental energy to this all-male version of Shakespeare's play - about a man whose efforts to be king make no sense.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

It's the height of summer, and the ancient city of Athens has never felt colder. The young nobleman Demetrius is set to marry his bride Hermia, and their parents are overjoyed. The only problem is, she's in love with someone else.


Much Ado About Nothing

Upcoming

Shakespeare - comedy

Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together.


Sh*t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

Upcoming

Shakespeare

Upon hearing the weird sisters' prediction, Macbeth and his wily wife take matters into their own hands and burn down everything in their wake. Well, almost. Fair is foul and foul is fair in this tale of prophecy gone slightly off the rails.




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