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...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Shakespeare's fantastical fable of desire, confusion, jealousy and growing up.

    "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"

    Through live music, playful adventure and physical invention, see the lovers' world transformed into a place of magic, laughter and healing, as we journey into the woods.

  • 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. 

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream - Bridge Theatre
    The Bridge Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Shakespeare’s great comedy plunges its audience into the heart of an enchanted forest, a place of change and infinite possibility. In the Bridge’s immersive production, you sit close up to the action, or follow it on foot into a dream world of feuding fairies and uncontrollable desire. 

  • Hamlet
    Hamlet
    Iris Theatre
    No Matinee

    Join us this summer for an outdoor promenade performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the beautiful grounds of St Paul’s Church in the heart of Covent Garden.

    Amid the rubble of the old politics a populist King rose to power, promising a return to England’s golden age. But now he is dead, murdered; and in the following bloodbath his brother has seized the throne.  

    A masked figure has been seen, stalking the shadows. There is whisper of a resistance, gathering in the dark.

    To be or not to be, that is the question - but can the nation’s heir, Hamlet, find the answers?

    Uphold the state; or join the rebels?

    Be ready to choose in this thrilling contemporary production of Shakespeare’s greatest play. 

  • 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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