Merry Wives of Windsor

Merry Wives of Windsor

Down on his luck in the suburbs, Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating his comeuppance amid a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos... 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican this autumn with a contemporary London Season comprising three of the playwright’s most loved titles: Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor... 

Macbeth

Macbeth

The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican this autumn with a contemporary London Season comprising three of the playwright’s most loved titles: Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor... 

Barry Humphries Weimar Cabaret

Barry Humphries Weimar Cabaret

Barry Humphries is our masterfully seasoned emcee and cabaret diva Meow Meow our chanteuse in this risqué, sophisticated and seductive tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic... 

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

The decay of Rome reaches vicious depths in Shakespeare’s most brutal and bloody play. ‘Consistently excellent’ (The Times), Blanche McIntyre directs the epic conclusion of the Rome Season... 

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

One of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, Antony & Cleopatra continues the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rome season, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power... 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, an all-conquering hero, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power... 

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader... 

The Tempest

The Tempest

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s ground-breaking production of The Tempest transfers to London for a limited seven week run at the Barbican this summer. Simon Russell Beale plays Prospero in this ground-breaking production directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran... 

Cymbeline RSC

Cymbeline RSC

Shakespeare’s coming-of-age romance is stunningly retold for the 21st century with Gillian Bevan as Cymbeline, the first woman to take on the role for the Royal Shakespeare Company...