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.

7 shows found
  • Macbeth
    No Matinee

    The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican this autumn with a contemporary London Season comprising three of the playwright’s most loved titles: Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

  • Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet
    No Matinee

    Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.


    What if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate? Shakespeare’s most famous story explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change but leads all too quickly to devastating consequences.

  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
    The Merry Wives of Windsor
    No Matinee

    Down on his luck in the suburbs, Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating his comeuppance amid a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

  • Richard III
    Richard III
    Alexandra Palace
    No Matinee

    John Haidar directs Tom Mothersdale as Shakespeare’s most notorious and complex villain, Richard III.  This inventive new staging is a co-production between Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic with Royal & Derngate Northampton and Oxford Playhouse.

  • Antony and Cleopatra
    Antony and Cleopatra
    Olivier Theatre, National
    No Matinee

    Simon Godwin directs Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as the iconic lovers in a new production of Antony and Cleopatra opening in September 2018. Set design by Hildegard Bechtler, costume design by Wojciech Dziedzic, lighting by Tim Lutkin, music by Michael Bruce and sound by Christopher Shutt.

    Opening September 2018, with full dates to be announced. 

  • Richard the Second
    The Tragedy of Richard the Second
    Almeida Theatre
    No Matinee

    King. The male ruler of an independent state; one who inherits the position by right of birth.

    King of the castle. A children’s game in which each child attempts to stand alone on a mound, or sandcastle, by pushing other children off it.

  • Twelfth Night - Southwark Playhouse
    Southwark Playhouse
    No Matinee

    “If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it!”

    Orsino loves Olivia.
    Olivia loves Viola.
    Viola loves Orsino.
    Malvolio loves himself
    and Sir Toby loves a drink.

    Whilst searching for her lost brother at a music festival in Illyria, Viola stumbles upon love instead.

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