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Shakespeare in August

As You Like it

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Aug 7 - Sep 21, 2019

buoyant and embracive

As You Like it, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London
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The Forest of Arden does a roaring trade in confused lovers, exiled aristos and melancholy fools in Shakespeare's witty musical comedy returning to the Globe for the 2019 Summer Season, following a successful...

Bartholomew Fair

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Aug 23 - Oct 12, 2019

'The drunkards they are wading, The punks and chapmen trading...'

Bartholomew Fair, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Just as we now flock to festivals and parks at the merest hint of sun, so too did our ancestors, and no occasion in the capital was as prominent as the Bartholomew Fair. Running for two weeks each year...

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 12, 2019

Let's go dress him like the witch of Brentford

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Down on his luck, famed bounder Sir John Falstaff decides to turn his fortunes around by scamming two married women with identical love letters, hoping that at least one of them falls for his ploy and...

Twelfth Night

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Aug 21, 2019

If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die

Twelfth Night, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

From tropical shipwrecks to yellow stockings, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's battiest and most memorable comedies and a season at the Globe is rarely complete without an outing. A perfect introduction...

Pericles

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Aug 24, 2019

O, come, be buried a second time within these arms.

Pericles, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

It all begins with a riddle to which the answer, wrong or right, is sure to bring death, thus beginning the seafaring trials of Pericles, Prince of Tyre in this rarely performed work, thought to be a collaboration...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 13, 2019

'Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show. But wonder on, till 'truth make all things plain.'

A Midsummer Nights Dream, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

When the fairy King and Queen quarrel, no one is safe from their fervour, setting the scene for a witty and vibrant comedy of romance, mischief and magic that enchant audiences of all ages from the first...

The Comedy Of Errors

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Aug 23, 2019

We came into the world like brother and brother, And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.

The Comedy Of Errors, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

A firm favorite of Shakespeare's oeuvre, The Comedy of Errors is a colorful confection of chaos full of witty wordplay, frothy farce, and irresistible anarchy. Returning to the Globe courtesy of their...

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

Sadlers Wells Theatre Aug 7 - 31, 2019

A contemporary imagining, featuring the country's brightest young dance talent.

Matthew Bournes Romeo and Juliet, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London

Three years on from their stunning adaptation of The Red Shoes, Matthew Bourne and New Adventures return to take on the Bard's dizzying tale of young love turned bittersweet tragedy in a zestful new production...

Henry IV Part II or Falstaff

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 11, 2019

Is the old King dead? As nail in door

Henry IV Part II or Falstaff, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

After proving himself to his father at the Battle of Shrewsbury, Prince Hal is once again haunting taverns in Eastcheap, though it seems his taste for Sir John Falstaff's particular company has turned...

Henry V or Harry England

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 11, 2019

Henry V or Harry England takes over the Globe

Henry V or Harry England, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

Once more unto the Shakespeare Globe, dear friends, once more. Shakespeare's Henry V or Harry England is the telling of King Henry V and his attempt at proving himself a worthy king. Presented by the Globe...

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour & Exhibition

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Open Run

The capital at its very best

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Exhibition, Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour, London

Get schooled in Shakespeare with The Globe Exhibition, London's ultimate guide to The Bard. Packed full of video, artifacts and practical reconstructions, it takes you back in time to the raucous streets...

Antony and Cleopatra

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Ralph Fiennes returns to the Shakespeare play after 30 years!

Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre Olivier, London

Film and stage royalty Ralph Fiennes returns to the play that made his name playing Claudio in 1988, this time in the lead role of Antony! Shakespeare's historical play depicting Ancient Egypt's first...

Henry IV Part I or Hotspur

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 11, 2019

Doomsday is near: die all, die merrily

Henry IV Part I or Hotspur, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

After toppling Richard II, Henry IV is finally King. But the unrest in the country leaves him no time to relax. Once close allies the Percys are preparing to usurp him, with their son, Hotspur leading...


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