Anything Goes

Anything Goes

‘Exudes the effervescence of a freshly poured gin fizz’ The New York Times All aboard for this saucy and splendid major new production of Cole Porter and P. 

RSC: Measure for Measure

RSC: Measure for Measure

When a novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that nobody would believe her… 

RSC: The Taming of the Shrew

RSC: The Taming of the Shrew

In this radical take on Shakespeare’s fierce and energetic comedy of gender, Baptista Minola is seeking to marry off her two sons, the sweet-tempered Bianco and the rebellious Katherine… 

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

Ernst Krenek, Erich Korngold, Frank Schreker, Erwin Schulhoff and Mischa Spoliansky were not household names in the late 1940s when a young Barry Humphries in Melbourne, Australia came across a stack of sheet music in his local bookstore published some twenty years earlier in Vienna, Austria by the distinguished Universal Edition... 

As You Like It

As You Like It

In the mythical Forest of Arden, a world of transformation where anything is possible and anything permissible, two young people discover what it really means to be in love. Directed by Max Webster, with beautiful new music by Charlie Fink (former frontman of Noah and the Whale), this warm, open-hearted production promises adventure, sibling rivalry, mistaken identity and romance – Shakespeare comedy as you like it... 

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... 

Evita

Evita

From a life of poverty to the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron was hailed as the spiritual leader of the nation. Seen as the champion of the poor, her ambition, glamour, and power made her the world’s first major political celebrity, winning the adoration of the people… 

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Lyrics by TIM RICE Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Following its overwhelming sell-out success in 2016, Jesus Christ Superstar is back! Returning for just 41 performances, one final chance to see the production in its original home... 

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...