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
Shakespeare plays coming soon
As new boss of the ENO, American Daniel Kramer has been bringing a burst of rough and ready (and controversial) energy to the troubled opera house. So it's exciting to see what he'll make of one of Shakespeare's best loved plays, the tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet': the rumour has it that the opening production in Emma Rice's second and final season atthe Globe will be very full on.
You can expect mind-boggling visuals as well as Shakespeare's finest wordplay from the RSC's 'The Tempest': they've teamed up with computer boffs Intel and their 'Imaginarium Studios' to create swirling technicolour scenery. It'll be home to a family-friendly production, with a cast led by Simon Russell Beale. He'll play a wizard losing his powers on a magical island. Gregory Doran's state-of-the-art production transfers to the Barbican in June, after a winter run in Stratford-upon-Avon.