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
To commemorate 400 years since Shakespeare's death Donmar Warehouse Associate Director Robert Hastie (My Night With Reg) takes us once more unto the breach with this production of Henry V. In a move that's increasingly less controversial in this day and age, Michelle Terry – one of our finest Shakespeareans – will play the young king.Read more
Not intimidated by the onslaught of 'Midsummer Night’s Dreams' across the country (talk about a race to the Bottom), director Simon Evans has taken a more oblique approach to the play: 17 parts are played by seven actors, there’s no set, no lights, barely any costume…Read more
Shakespeare plays coming soon
A long-time cult hit in the States, 'The Donkey Show' is an, er, immersive disco take on William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is receiving a short London revival at Proud Camden as part of the on going Shakespeare400 celebrations. The brainchild of Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, it's basically the 'Dream' distilled down to sexy dancing, impressive circus feats, and lots and lots of disco bangers – think 'I Will Survive', 'You Sexy Thing', etc etc. Across the pond it's got a bit of a reputation as a magnet for hen and stag dos, but certainly it sounds like its time may have come again in this era of immersive theatre.Read more