Shakespeare in London

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Theatregoers flock from far and wide to experience the classic works of William Shakespeare across London. Whether it’s an authentic production of Hamlet at the open-air Shakespeare’s Globe, or a new production of King Lear in the West End, there is always plenty to choose from.

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7 shows found
  • & Juliet
    & Juliet
    Shaftesbury Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    & Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? This is Juliet’s story now. So don’t tell her how it ends...

    Soaring with pop anthems including ...Baby One More Time, Everybody (Backstreet's Back), Love Me Like You Do and Can’t Feel My Face, & Juliet is a riotous blast of fun and glorious music that proves when it comes to love, there’s always life after Romeo...

  • RSC: Measure for Measure
    RSC: Measure for Measure
    Barbican
    Thursday Matinee

    When a novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help.

  • RSC: As You Like It
    RSC: As You Like It
    Barbican
    Thursday Matinee

    Rosalind is banished, and with her best friend Celia by her side, she journeys into exile. But not before catching the eye of love-struck Orlando, who is also forced from The Court into the dappled Forest of Arden. 

  • Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet
    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    No Matinee

    Kimberley Sykes directs Shakespeare’s timeless story of two young people torn apart by a divided society and forbidden love.

  • Upstart Crow
    Upstart Crow
    Gielgud Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Ben Elton brings his critically acclaimed and much adored BBC sitcom UPSTART CROW to its natural home, the stage, with an all-new comic play set to delight London’s West End. Starring David Mitchell, once more donning the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare and Gemma Whelan as the sweet and fragrant Kate.

  • Kunene and the King
    Kunene and the King
    Ambassadors Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Don’t miss John Kani’s highly acclaimed play Kunene and the King marking the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid with a strictly limited London run, following its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon and a sold-out run in Cape Town.

  • RSC: The Taming of the Shrew
    RSC: The Taming of the Shrew
    Barbican
    Thursday Matinee

    The ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in Justin Audibert’s The Taming of the Shrew as the 1590s are reimagined – with women in charge.

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