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November 20, 2019

The King’s Shakespeare Company returns with one of the playwright’s lesser known comedies The Merry Wives of Windsor, packed with energy, ridiculous costumes and a whole lot of fake laughter. The plot revolves around two storylines: that of Sir John Falstaff’s attempts...

July 22, 2019

We’ve all been to productions where Shakespearian actors overact and we have to sit through yet another extravagant “to be or not to be” speech, attempting not to wince. During 'Sh!t-faced Shakespeare', however, this was entirely subverted with the crowd cheering on th...

March 26, 2019

Hamlet is one of the most produced plays in the world and indeed the new King's Shakespeare Company production was haunted by the famous renditions of the last ten years. From the common gender swap of Horatio to the modern costuming to the bro-ish relationship of Haml...

February 7, 2019

At first enquiry, Henry V seems like a strange choice for a student production. What, after all, does a nationalistic war narrative say to us in the present day? What do we make of this story, in the post-Brexit chaotic landscape of modern Britain? How are we to reconc...

November 30, 2018

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, revisited by director Dom Rawson, assisted by Tom Howard and produced by Gusta Matthews, is an important challenge to our contemporary vision of Shakespeare. Successfully, the play held by King’s Shakespeare Company presents the co...

November 15, 2018

26th September -19th January

Run time – 3 hours and 30 minutes

Matinees 2 pm

Evenings 7 pm

Until January, you are able to see Simon Godwin’s Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, the lead characters, are just the power couple the s...

October 22, 2018

Measure for Measure for Measure for Measure. Directed by Josie Rorke, this Shakespearean play takes place twice in one night. The first half keeps to the traditional setting of 1604 imagined by the playwright, but the 2nd half reimagines the play like never before. The...

October 15, 2018

11 July - 3 November 2018

Standard tickets from £69.00

16-25 Scheme (STUDENTS): £5 if you queue early

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William Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ has stood the test of time, moving and resonating with audiences both when it was written at the beginning of the seventeenth c...

March 19, 2018

Owen Smith’s interpretation of Love’s Labour’s Lost presents a charmingly wacky world set in a the evidently bucolic country of Navarre. The challenge, as always with Shakespeare, in spite of the beautiful artistry of his prose and poetry, is ensuring that the audience...

February 1, 2018

“A sad tale’s best for winter.”

William Shakespeare’s problem play The Winter’s Tale is really two plays: the first a tragedy of a jealous tyrant who destroys his family, and the second a comedy, complete with dances, disguises, marriage and usually redemption. Every pr...

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