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Shakespeare plays in London

Comedies, tragedies and histories – catch them all in the Bard's spiritual home

Whether you're planning a trip to Shakespeare's iconic Globe theatre or a spot of Shakespearean drama elsewhere in London, here's where to watch the best plays by the Bard in London.

Shakespeare plays in London this month


Dismembered limbs, ghostly chanting, smoke, and an unearthly soundtrack of bells: director Iqbal Khan has pretty much nailed the Scottish Play’s famous witches scene…

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Shakespeare's Globe , South Bank Thursday September 1 2016 - Saturday October 1 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream


‘Did Emma Rice send you?’ spits Lucy Thackeray’s Tina Quince as Margaret Ann Bain’s Philostrate tries to confiscate her tambourine. ‘I’ll have you know this was given to me by Mark Rylance’…

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Shakespeare's Globe , South Bank Wednesday August 31 2016 - Sunday September 11 2016

Shakespeare plays coming soon


Famously, the only Shakespeare play Emma Rice had directed prior to taking change of the Globe was an anarchic RSC 'Cymbeline' back in 2006…

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Shakespeare's Globe , South Bank Saturday September 17 2016 - Sunday October 16 2016

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

This early Shakespeare comedy certainly isn't one of his best loved, but Nick Bagnall's co-production for the Liverpool Everyman is a rare chance to catch it…

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Shakespeare's Globe , South Bank Tuesday September 20 2016 - Saturday October 1 2016

Much Ado About Nothing

Well-regarded fringe stalwarts the Faction Theatre Company take a step towards the big time with this intriguing project…

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Selfridges , Oxford Street Until Saturday September 24 2016

Your vote: The top ten Shakespeare plays

The ten best Shakespeare plays of all time

To honour the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, we asked you to rank all of his plays in order of greatness. Here's how the top ten turned out in the ultimate Shakespeare play-off

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By: Time Out London Theatre

A guide to Shakespeare's Globe