Written by: William Shakespeare
The Globe Theatre is putting on a fast-paced performance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, designed to introduce students and families to the Bard.
It tells the story of two young lovers from rival families, forbidden to see each other by their warring parents. Juliet is being willed to marry another man but it proves impossible to keep Romeo away. They soon run away and marry in secret, leading to a tragedy which leads to their death, and their parent's sorrow.
The Globes Theatre's season runs from April to October. Craig has been to see a play himself and thoroughly recommends it. It's not like any other theatre that you have been to. It's open-air for a start, and it has a standing area in the middle. The actors actually use this area for some of the scenes, and involve the crowd as if they are part of the cast. Check out Craig's review before you go, so you can get a feeling for what it's like inside.
You might also like to check out our complete list of Shakespeare events in London.
Romeo And Juliet at Barbican Centre – 2 Nov 2018 to 19 Jan 2019 – Shakespeare's tragic play 'Romeo and Juliet' will receive a contemporary re-telling at the Barbican Theatre.
Richard Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – 22 Feb to 21 Apr 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on an intimate candlelit production of William Shakespeare's Richard II.
Leave To Remain – 18 Jan to 16 Feb 2019 – Leave To Remain tells the story of a gay couple facing an uncertain future, which threatens to fracture their families as well.
9 To 5 – with the music of Dolly Parton – 28 Jan to 31 Aug 2019 – 9 To 5 uses the music of Dolly Parton to tell the story of three put-upon workers who oust their egotistical office boss
Come From Away — Phoenix Theatre – 30 Jan to 25 May 2019 – Come From Away tells the story of how a small Canadian town took in 7,000 stranded air passengers after 9/11
Pinter at the Pinter: A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter – 31 Jan to 23 Feb 2019 – The five-month long season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays continues with A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter
Arthur Miller’s The American Clock – 4 Feb to 30 Mar 2019 – The American Clock is Arthur Miller's play about the nation's unwavering faith in capitalism after the 1929 stock market crash.
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Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans