Written by: William Shakespeare; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Catrin Aaron, Philip Cumbus, Marc Elliott, Robert Hastie, Joseph Marcell, Peter McKintosh, Anna-Maria Nabirye, Paul Ready, Kirsty Rider, Michelle Terry, Philippine Velge, Kit Young
Shakespeare's most brutal play tells the story of how Macbeth is driven to murder and madness by his scheming wife and three wicked witches on the heath.
When three old witches prophecise that he will soon become king, he sets off on a journey of power, paranoia, betrayal... and murder. But just as Macbeth seizes the throne and achieves his dream, the demons from his past rise up and haunt him.
Will he be able to cling to the defiled crown, or will he fall prey to his soul-corroding guilt?
Macbeth reminds of the destruction that can come from a thirst for power, and examines the evil forces that can take root in the mind of a tyrant.
Macbeth at Barbican Centre – 15 Oct 2018 to 18 Jan 2019 – A contemporary re-telling of Shakespeare's Macbeth starring Niamh Cusack and Christopher Eccleston.
Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
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.
Romeo And Juliet at Globe Theatre – 28 Feb, 2, 7, 9, 16, 21 and 23 Mar 2019 – The Globe Theatre will be putting on a fast-paced performance of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe – 1 Dec 2018 to 2 Feb 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.
Edward II — by Christopher Marlowe – 7 Feb to 20 Apr 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II.
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans