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.
Globe Theatre Guided Tour at Globe Theatre – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
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.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – 6 Nov 2017 to 28 Sep 2019 – 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' is all about overcoming prejudice, with songs by The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells.
Hamilton — one of America’s Founding Fathers – 21 Nov 2017 to 30 Mar 2019 – Alexander Hamilton was George Washington's right hand man, and one of America's Founding Fathers.
TINA — The Tina Turner Musical – 21 Mar to 21 Dec 2019 – TINA tells the story of Tina Turner, from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar.
Trevor Nunn directing Fiddler On The Roof – 23 Nov 2018 to 9 Mar 2019 – Trevor Nunn will be directing the heartbreaking but ultimately joyous story of Tevye the milkman and his family.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – 29 Nov 2018 to 23 Feb 2019 – When Christopher comes under suspicion for killing Mrs Shears' dog he decides to solve the crime himself.