Current and Forthcoming Shakespeare Productions in the UK
January 2017 onwards
productions that we know about from the current month
onwards are included in this list.
indicates that a production has been added to the list this
indicates that the information has been changed or expanded this
[A] indicates an amateur production.
[P] indicates a professional production.
All's Well That
Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Iqbal Khan. Royal
Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 11 March – 7 September
As You Like It
The Lake and Shared Experience. The Theatre By The Lake,
Keswick, 7 July – 4 November (017687 74411)
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)), Glasgow, 27
January – 1 February (0141
Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Melly Still.
Barbican Theatre, London, 31 October – 23 December (0845 120 7550)
VML Drama Company.
Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn, 25 – 28 January (0151 907 8360)
Almeida Theatre. Directed by Robert Icke. Andrew
Scott (Hamlet), Juliet Stevenson (Gertrude). 17 February – 8
April (020 7359 4404)
www.almeida.co.uk Booking opens 8 September. [P]
Hamlet (opera) by Brett
Company. Libretto by Matthew Jocelyn, directed by Neil Armfield. Glyndebourne,
Lewes, 11 June – 6 July and 21 – 27 October (01273 815000);
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, 3 November; Theatre Royal, Norwich,
17 November; Milton Keynes Theatre, 24 November; Theatre Royal,
Plymouth, 1 December.
Icarus Theatre Collective. Lawrence Batley Theatre,
Huddersfield, 17 January (01484 430528); Buxton Opera
House, Buxton, dates tbc (0845
1272190); Millennium Forum, Derry, 26 – 27 January (028
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, 31 January – 4 February (+353
1 677 7770);
Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, 8 February (028
Glór, Ennis, 16 – 17 February (+353 65 684 3103); Milldield
Theatre, London, 22 – 23 February (0208 8076680); Adam Smith
Theatre, Kirkcaldy, 20 – 21 March (01592
583302); Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, 22 March
(01786 466666); Hawth Theatre, Crawley, 29 – 30 March (01293
553636); Kings Theatre, Southsea, 3 – 4 April (02392 828282).
Blending traditional and physical
theatre with a musical score, Icarus Theatre Collective return
to bring to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and
characters in Shakespeare’s boldest, most exciting and
The Lion King. Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. Music by
Elton John, Tim Rice, Lebo M, Julie Taymor, Mark Mancina, and
Hans Zimmer. Walt Disney Company. Directed by Julie Taymor.
Lyceum Theatre, London, 24 September 1999 – (0870 243 9000);
“A young lion grows up and learns that taking over the pride
requires wisdom and maturity. Simba is the young lion, his
wicked uncle is Scar and his father, killed by his uncle, is
King Mustafa.” [P]
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom
Directed by David Leveaux. The Old Vic Theatre, London,
25 February - 29 April 2017 (0844 871 7628).
Henry IV, pt.1
Henry IV, pt.2
John Risebero. Southwark Cathedral, London, 2 – 3
February; Beverley Minster, East Yorkshire, 7 – 8 February;
Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire, 9 February; Southwell Minster,
Nottinghamshire, 10 – 11 February; Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln,
13 – 14 February; Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, 15
February; Ely Cathedral, Ely, 16 – 17 February; Norwich
Cathedral, Norwich, 18 February; Southwark Cathedral, London, 21
– 22 February. Phone (for all venues):
0333 666 3366
Henry V (Man and Monarch). Directed by Philip Parr. Brett Brown (Henry V).
Theatre Royal, York, 19 – 20 May (01904 623 568). In a bold one-man
adaptation of the classic play, award winning Australian actor
Brett Brown, plays Shakespeare’s hero king, from his reckless
youth, to his coronation, to his victory on the battle field of
Agincourt, as he balances the creation of a power base through
military authority at Agincourt, with the loss of camaraderie
with the common man.
VI, pt 1
VI, pt 2
VI, pt 3
Guildford Shakespeare Company. Holy Trinity Church,
Guildford, 4 – 25 February (01483 304384)
Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Angus Jackson. Royal
Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 3 March – 9 September
Directed by Robert Hastie. Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 17 May –
10 June 2017 (0114 249 6000)
Nancy Meckler. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre,
London, 10 August – 14 October 2017 (020 7401 9919)
Primary Shakespeare –
King Lear. Orange Tree Theatre, London, 13 May – 10 June 2017 (020 8940 3633). 4 actors performing
an abridged version for children.
Royal Shakespeare Company in collaboration
with Chichester Festival Theatre.
Christopher Luscombe. Edward
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 9 December – 18 March
(0845 481 1870).
The AC Group. Jack Studio
Theatre (previously Brockley Studio Theatre), London, 4 – 22
April (020 8291 6354)
Blake Theatre, Monmouth, 8 February
(01600 719 401); Quarry Theatre, Bedford, 7 March (01234
362335); Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, 17 March (0161 912 5616). An hour long creative adaptation of
Macbeth. A dagger-sharp cast of three take down
Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition, betrayal, murder and
manipulation in a boiling hell-broth of tragedy, comedy,
physical theatre and song.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly Royal Scottish Academy of
Music and Drama (RSAMD)), Glasgow, 18 – 21 January
A bloody, all female,
tale of the original killer couple, the Macbeths, who murder
their way to the Scottish throne. Rapid political advancement
and naked ambition at its most ruthless and destructive, while
ghosts, witches and walking woodland provide a backdrop to the
rise and fall of two of Shakespeare’s most flawed characters.
Macbeth – Shakespeare for younger audiences. Dorfman Theatre
(National Theatre, London, 6 – 20 February (020 7452 3000). 7 actors.
Manolis Tsiipos. Pleasance, London, 18 –
30 April (020 7609 1800).
The Macbeths are
hosting a dinner party. There will be food, drinks and karaoke,
because enjoying yourself is always important, and entertainment
is at the heart of every tragedy. But someone always has to pay
in the end.
Set as an immersive
dinner party with karaoke, this new take on Shakespeare’s
classic tragedy is exploring how we consume violence as
spectators and when we switch our empathy “on”. Comedy, tragedy,
disco and a lot of food will mix together as the dead are
leaving the stage and joining the auditorium. You have nothing
to worry about. You do not have to do anything. You can just
watch. Have a drink and a snack or two.
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett.
Bolton Little Theatre, 6 – 11 March 2017 (01204 334 400).
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice (opera) by
Royal Opera House, London, 19 – 20 July
(020 7304 4000)
Gratiano: Grist to the Mill. Written and performed by Ross
Ericson. Studio, York Theatre Royal, 18 May (01904 623568)
Merry Wives of
Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. The Young Vic,
London, 16 February – 1 April (020 7922 2922)
Act One (The
Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre).
Directed by Lucy Betts. Mill
Studio (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), Guildford, 30 March – 1 April (01224 620 011)
NK Theatre Arts. The Forum Theatre (also Romiley
Forum), Stockport, 24 – 27 May
Barn Theatre, Brigg, 20 August 2017 (01652
The Dream (ballet).
Choreographed by Frederick Ashton.
Music by Felix Mendelssohn. Royal Opera House,
London, 2 – 10 June 2017 (020 7304 4000). Part of a triple bill
in tribute to Frederick Ashton.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (opera) by Benjamin Britten.
Durham Opera Ensemble. Gala Theatre, Durham, 17 – 18 February
(0191 332 4041)
Thisbe by Samantha Sutherland. Door Ajar Theatre
Company. Theatre Royal, Stratford East, 21 – 25 February (020 8534 0310);
Aberdeen Exhibition and
Conference Centre (AECC), Aberdeen, 10 March (01224 620 011);
Theatre Royal, York, 21 – 22 March (01904 623 568).
‘The course of true love
never did run smooth’ –
the daughter of Helena and Demetrius discovers there was never a
truer word spoken in this actor-musician follow up to
Shakespeare's popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Fourteen years have
passed since the fateful night Thisbe’s parents, Helena and
Demetrius, were lost in the woods. The only thing they remember
is waking up completely in love with one another. But as their
love becomes obsession, where does this leave their neglected
and confused daughter, Thisbe? Cue the prankster Puck and his
fairy flunkeys who love nothing more than to meddle with the
mortal world. With the promise of solving all of her problems,
they lure Thisbe into the woods where it isn’t long before she
finds herself embroiled in their roguery.
Intoxicated with magic and adventure, has Thisbe gone too
far this time? Can she stop her family falling apart? And does
she even want to?
Much Ado About Nothing
Love’s Labour’s Won or Much Ado About Nothing.
Royal Shakespeare Company in collaboration with Chichester
Christopher Luscombe. Edward
Bennett (Benedick). Theatre Royal Haymarket,
London, 9 December – 18 March
2017 (0845 481 1870).
Matthew Dunster. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre,
London, 14 July – 15 October (020 7401 9919)
Shit-Faced Shakespeare – Much Ado
about Nothing. Leicester Square Theatre, London, 11 April – 16
September (08448 733433).
internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is
back in London with a new show for 2017: Much Ado About Nothing. Shit-faced
Shakespeare is the hilarious combination of an entirely serious adaptation of a
Shakespearian classic with a single, entirely shit-faced cast member. With one
cast member selected at random and given four hours to drink before every show
we present to you classical theatre as it was always meant to be seen. With a
gin in one hand, a cup of wine in the other and a flagon of ale in the other...
What could go wrong?
Shakespeare at the
Directed by Richard
The Tobacco Factory
Theatres, Bristol, 16 February – 1 April (0117 902 0344)
Shakespeare’s Globe. Directed by Ellen McDougall. Sam
Wanamaker Playhouse, London, 23 February – 16 April
SISATA. Bread and Roses,
London, 22 – 24 June (020 7498 1779)
Otello (opera). Directed
by Keith Warner. Royal Opera House, London, 21 June – 15 July
(020 7304 4000).
Waiting for Othello.
Directed by Jan Naturski. Studio, York Theatre Royal, 17 – 18
May (01904 623568). Two half-African, half-European actors meet,
at auditions for the role of Othello.. Both are children of
immigrants, and both are looking for their identity - split
between two continents and cultures. When is the colour of our
skin a problem? And when it is an advantage? The answer is hard
to define - as hard as the role of Othello, which for our
characters is a dream, but also a curse.
Schaubühne Berlin. Directed by
Thomas Ostermeier. Barbican Theatre, London, 16 – 19 February (020 7638 8891). In
German with English surtitles.
Romeo and Juliet
West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Directed by Amy Leach. Quarry Theatre, WYP, Leeds, 3 – 25 March
(0113 213 7700)
Studio 2, Theatr Clwyd, Mold. 6
– 8 April (01352 701521).
Daniel Kramer. Shakespeare’s Globe
Theatre, London, 22 April – 9 July
(020 7401 9919)
Directed by Paul Hart.
Watermill Theatre, Newbury, 10 May – 22 July (01635 46044); Theatre Royal, York, 16 – 20 May (01904 623 568); Yvonne Arnaud Theatre,
Guildford, 24 – 27 May (01483 440 000)
Directed by Nick Bagnall.
Everyman & Playhouse,
Liverpool, 27 May – 7 June (0151 709 4776)
Romeo and Juliet (ballet). Moscow City Ballet.
Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester, 3 – 4 January (01243 781 312);
Richmond Theatre, London, 18 – 22 January (0870 060 6651)
Romeo and Juliet (ballet). Ballet Theatre UK.
Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, 12 January (01246 345 222)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and Montagues) by
Vencenzo Bellini (opera). Popup Opera. Off Quay,
London, 7 March; Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth, 11 March;
Teignmouth Classical Music Festival, Devon, 12 March; Spirella
Ballroom, Letchworth, 18 March; The vaults, London, 20 – 23
March; Black Mountains Barns, Hereford, 25 March; Hillside
Brewery, Gloucestershire, 26 March; The Asylum, London, 2 April;
Brunel Museum, Thames Tunnel Shaft, London, 4 – 5 April, West
Wight Association 70th Anniversary, Freshwater, Isle
of Wight, 8 April
A Village Romeo and Juliet (opera). New Sussex Opera.
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, 2 April (01323 412 000). In
this dark re-telling of Shakespeare’s play, childhood
sweethearts Vrenchen and Sali are torn apart by their fathers’
feuding over land owned by the mysterious Dark Fiddler, who
predicts revenge on anyone who tries to claim this wilderness.
Oddsocks Romeo and Juliet - Mods v Rockers. Oddsocks
Guildhall Theatre, Derby, 14 - 16 June (01332 255 800); Belgrade Theatre, Coventry,
20 – 22 June (024 7655 3055);
Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, Penzance, 26 August (01726 879 500).
Oddsocks are delighted to be breathing new life into
Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by giving it a musical Mods &
Rockers theme. There's Nowhere to Run for the Capulets and
Montagues as violent confrontation stalks every meeting, even
Down at the Tube Station at Midnight. Meanwhile, Juliet's Nurse
is looking forward to a good old Twist and Shout at the Capulet
party, which Romeo's mates are planning to gatecrash. Romeo has
doubts about going to the Capulet Nite Klub but that is where he
meets his Juliet, and It Must Be Love. Maybe, just maybe, The
Power of Love will end the families' violent feud.
Romeo and Juliet - Merely: Romeo and Juliet. Merely Theatre
Company (in association with The Production Exchange).
London, 19 – 22 April (020 8858 7755).
young love in all its raw and savage beauty, driving through
action-packed thrills and tender intimacy to crushing loss. Five
actors blast the company’s signature style of urgency, humour
and clarity to conjure a stirring, visceral theatrical
Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare for younger audiences. Stratford
Circus, London, 18 January – 1 February (0844 357 2625); Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre, London, 11 – 24
February (020 7452 3000).
Set against a
vibrant urban backdrop bursting full of excitement, colour,
dancing and live song, a company of eight recreate the most
famous love story of all time.
Romeo and Juliet - The Timeless
Tale Reimagined By A Cast Of Five. Actors from the London Stage.
London, 2 – 3 April (020 7258 2925).
West Side Story.
Music: Leonard Bernstein.
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
(formerly Grand Canal Theatre), Dublin, 18 – 21 January (0818 719 377)
West Side Story.
Music: Leonard Bernstein.
Northern Stage (previously known as Newcastle Haymarket
Playhouse), Newcastle upon Tyne, 19 – 21 January (0191 230 5151)
West Side Story.
Music: Leonard Bernstein.
New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, 23 – 26 August (0844 847 2302)
The Taming of the Shrew
Get Over It Productions. The Cockpit Theatre London, 23 – 27
(020 7258 2925); Bread and Roses
Theatre, London, 21 – 25 February (020 7498 1779).
Set in 1989 at the
height of the rave culture this promises to be a Shrew like no
other. An all-female ensemble presenting productions steeped in
the traditions of physical theatre and the avant-garde.
Company. Directed by Gregory Doran. Simon Russell Beale
(Prospero). Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 8
November – 21 January (01789
Gala Theatre, Durham, 3 February (0191 332 4041);
Barbican Centre, London, 30 June – 18 August (0845 120 7550)
The Salon Collective. The Cockpit
Theatre, London, 11 December – 15 January (020 7258 2925).
‘cue script’ preparation in the style of the Bard’s own actors.
This seat-of-the-pants approach to Shakespeare takes the
audience on a journey of discovery with the actors as they live
the play for the first time, moment to moment.
Royal Shakespeare Company. Edited and directed by Aileen
Gonsalves. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 3 – 4 February;
York Theatre Royal, 9 – 10 February; New Vic Theatre,
Newcastle-under-Lyme, 15 February; Grand Theatre, Blackpool, 2 –
4 March; Intermission Theatre, London, 17 – 18 March; Studio
Theatre, The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, 23 – 25 March.
For 8 – 13 year olds.
The Young Shakespeare Company.
Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool, 2 – 4 March (01253
The Young Shakespeare Company’s 90 minute production is
specifically adapted for primary school audiences, combining
comedy, drama and live music in a fast moving and accessible
production. Shakespeare’s words are brought to life with great
clarity and energy by the company’s experienced professional
actors, making this an unforgettable theatre-going experience
for young children.
Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Blanche McIntyre. Royal
Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 23 June – 2 September (01789
Directed by Sarah Branston. The
Courtyard Theatre, London, 5 – 14 January (01737 555680)
Directed by Paul Hart.
Watermill Theatre, Newbury, 6 April – 6 May (01635 46044); Theatre Royal, York, 18 – 20 May (01904 623 568); Yvonne Arnaud Theatre,
Guildford, 23 – 27 May (01483 440 000); Playhouse, Salisbury, 20 – 24 June
(01722 320 333);
Newbury, 18 – 22 July (01635 46044).
Reimagined in the 1920s where prohibition is rife and Europe is
still reeling in the wake of war, this brand new production
bursts to life. Fuelled by a scintillating selection of
energetic jazz music, an outstanding ensemble of actors creates
a dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare’s perfect play.
The radical spirit of Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Ella
Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong is fused with an innovative
approach to staging and actor-musicianship to tell this timeless
story of mistaken identities, seduction and transformation,
balancing comedy, romance and tragedy in equal measure.
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 13
April – 20 May (0161 833 9833). Directed by Jo Davies.
Theatre, London, 18 May – 5 August 2017 (020
Civil Brawl Theatre Company. The View,
Stratford-upon-Avon, 12 – 15 and 17 - 21 January
(0783 7586597). Modern
Tamsin Greig (Malvolia). Olivier
(National Theatre), London, from 14 February
(020 7452 3000).
Shakespeare Up Close. Directed by Alex
Thorpe. Orange Tree Theatre, London, 18 – 26 March
(020 8940 3633).
In 90 minutes, 6 actors bring Shakespeare’s
darkest comedy to life in a mischievous, feisty and fast paced
(in association with the
Production Exchange). Greenwich Theatre, London, 18 – 22 April
(020 8858 7755). 5 actors.
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Two Noble Kinsmen
Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Blanche
McIntyre. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 17 August – 7
February (01789 403493) www.rsc.org.uk
Directed by Max Webster. Royal Lyceum Theatre,
Edinburgh, 10 February – 4 March 2017 (0131 248 4848)
Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company.
Directed by Declan Donnellan. Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, 24 – 28
January (0141 429 0022); Arts Theatre, Cambridge, 31 January – 4
February (01223 503 333); Theatre Royal, Bath, 22 – 25 February
(01225 448844); The Playhouse, Oxford, 28 February – 4 March
(01865 305 305); Warwick Arts Centre, 7 – 11 March (024 7652
4524); Mercury Theatre, Colchester, 14 – 18 March (01206
573948); Theatr Clwyd, Mold, 21 – 25 March (01352 701521);
Barbican Theatre, London, 5 – 22 April (020 7638 8891); Bristol Old Vic,
Bristol, 25 – 29 April (0117 987 7877)
The Winter’s Tale
(opera). English National Opera. Directed by Rory Kinnear.
London Coliseum, London, 27 February – 14 March
2017 (020 7632 8300)
Poems and Apocrypha
Venus and Adonis. Royal Shakespeare Company. Directed by Gregory
Doran. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 26 July – 4 August
All the World’s a Stage.
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, 12 January (01483 440 000).
All the World’s a Stage is a sparkling and witty
entertainment, exploring the pleasures and pitfalls of
rehearsing, performing and interpreting Shakespeare’s plays. The
evening includes personal insights,
favourite pieces, sonnets,
portraits of great actors past and present, outspoken critical
responses to the Bard by other writers, plus a wealth of
wonderful, irreverent theatrical stories. Also featured is a
lively mixture of reminiscence, readings and songs from plays as
diverse as Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth
Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cymbeline, Macbeth, Henry V,
The Tempest and As You Like It. A short Q&A will conclude
The Complete Deaths.
Spymonkey. Directed by Tim Crouch.
Minerva Theatre, Chichester
14 – 18 February (01243 781312). Four actors perform all 74 of Shakespeare’s onstage death scenes.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by
Little Theatre, Chorley,
24 – 29 April (01257 275 123).
All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent,
fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. Join three madcap men
in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of
Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride
that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
The History of Cardenio by William Shakespeare, John Fletcher
and Gary Taylor. Richmond Shakespeare Society and Cutpurse.
Directed by Gerald Baker. Mary Wallace Theatre, Twickenham, 18 –
25 March (020 8744 0547 10am – 7pm only).
Directed by Ivo van Hove. Barbican Theatre,
London, 17 – 19 March
(0845 120 7550).
Ivo van Hove’s
epic is ‘one of the most audacious Shakespeare productions of
the modern era’ (Time
Out), and immerses you in the midst of the
multimedia action. Set in a conference centre with multiple
screens relaying non-stop media coverage, tautly edited versions
Julius Caesar and
Antony and Cleopatra unfold to form one flowing
performance. Power, passion, ambition and national interests –
this is the political game revealed in all its facets – with
video close-ups amplifying the onstage drama.
Roman Tragedies turns audience members into
citizens, inviting them to move freely around the auditorium,
have refreshments, view the protagonists from different
perspectives and live tweet about the experience. First seen at
the Barbican in 2009, the six-hour show combines brilliant
ensemble acting, running from the cerebral to the raw, with
astonishing stagecraft and an electric sense of immediacy.
Performed in Dutch with English surtitles.
The Second Best Bed by Avril Rowland. Worcester Repertory
Company. Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, 21 January (01483 440 000);
Timsbury, Bath, 26 January (0117
When Shakespeare died, he
famously left his wife Anne only one thing – the second best
bed. This superb one-woman play, full of both humour and pathos,
has received great critical acclaim since its premiere at the
Swan Theatre Worcester in 2012. Liz Grand stars as Anne Hathaway
on the night of Shakespeare’s funeral. The wake has finished,
the mourners have all gone home, leaving Anne to remember her
life with the most talented playwright the world has ever seen.
Or was he? Did he write the plays? His widow would know if
anybody did. Wouldn’t she?
What Country, Friend, Is This? York
Theatre, Royal, 9 May (01904 623568). York Associate Schools
Festival explores the themes of migration, separation and
identity in extracts from Shakespeare’s shipwreck trilogy: The
Tempest, Twelfth Night and A Comedy of Errors.
William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged). Reduced
Shakespeare Company. Pleasance, Playhouse Theatre, Norwich, 4
February 2017 (01603
Playhouse Theatre, Nottingham, 9 February (0115 941 9419);
Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton, 11 February (01608 642 350);
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, 14 – 15 February (0121 236 4455);
Mercury Theatre, Colchester, 17 February (01206 573 948);
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, 13 March (0844 871 7614);
Wilton’s Music Hall, London, 28 March – 1 April (020 7702 2789);
Richmond Theatre, London, 18 April (0870 060 6651);
Princess Theatre, Torquay, 2 May (0844 871 3023);
Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, 16 May (0844 871 7649);
Grand Opera House, York, 20 May (0844 8472322); New Victoria Theatre,
Woking, 23 May (0870 060 6645);
Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, 25 May (01303 253 193).
Acclaimed stars of the West End
stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, bring their
barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious
celebration of our cultural heritage - as seen through the eyes
of three Americans wearing trainers. In a better-late-than-never
nod to the Bard's 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement
present this 'new' play by the man himself, as discovered in a
Leicester car park!