Shakespeare September- Day 23: Where to Watch

There’s nothing like a bit of Shakespeare or, in my case, there’s nothing like a lot of Shakespeare!

And there’s a fair bit of Shakespeare around at the moment. The obvious one is the Barbican’s Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch, but unsurprisingly enough, there are other theatres staging Shakespeare. Like, I don’t know, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre or at the RSC!

It’s not just in the West End that you can catch it: Shakespeare is everywhere! In cinemas, on TV even on Broadway! So with so much to choose from, I thought I’d collate a selection of shows either inspired by Shakespeare or actual productions into one helpful list. Do feel free to comment with suggestions for any shows or productions I’ve missed.

EDIT: While compiling this, it has made me realise just how much Shakespeare is actually on! And it’s not even the big anniversary year yet, this is just what’s on this/next month?! Also, made me realise I want to go to like all of the West End/Fringe shows.




Macbeth (Release Date: 2nd October)

Bill (Release Date: 18th September)


TV Shows:


Empire (Returns 6th October; E4, Tuesdays at 9.00pm)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BBC, 2016; part of the Shakespeare Season)


West End:

Theatre/2015/Globe/Richard II/CG

Measure for Measure (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; playing until 17th October)

Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; playing until 18th October)

Hamlet (The Barbican Theatre; playing until October 31st)

King Lear with Sheep (The Courtyard Theatre; extended run until October 4th)

Twelfth Night: A Gender Experiment (The Rose Playhouse; playing until 30th October, with performances varying from All Female, All Male, Own Gender and Opposite Gender)

Measure for Measure (The Young Vic; playing 1st October-14th November)

Othello (Smooth Faced Gentlemen at The Greenwich Theatre; playing 20th-24th October)

The War of The Roses (Rose Theatre Kingston; presenting Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III, these will be playing until 30th October and can be watched individually or as a trilogy)


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