Celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary

shakespeare -desimagMarking 450 years since the birth of playwright William Shakespeare, 2014 will be a year of celebrations in London.

From a world tour of Hamlet opening at Shakespeare’s Globe to an exhibition dedicated to The Bard’s life, 2014 is filled with events to mark the birth of the world’s greatest poet and playwright.

Whether it’s watching the world tour of Hamlet which opens on 23rd April at Shakespeare’s Globe or visiting an exhibition dedicated to his life at the V&A, there’s plenty to keep the most dedicated fans enthralled.

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, but many of his plays debuted in London.

V&A, Shakespeare: Join us for a season of expert lectures on the rich theatrical culture of Shakespearean playhouses that spread across Tudor and Stuart London from 1567–1642. See Here

shakespearesglobeShakespeare’s Globe – the stunning open air theatre on Bankside – is showing new productions of Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors. A world tour of Hamlet will begin at Shakespeare’s Globe on 23 April and tour every country in the world over a two-year period. See Here

The seven times Academy Award® winning film Shakespeare in Love has been adapted for the stage and will start its run at the Noel Coward Theatre in the summer of 2014.

The play will tell the tale of how, plagued by debt, tormented by writer’s block and in desperate need of a new hit, promising new playwright Shakespeare finds his muse in the form of passionate young noblewoman, Viola De Lesseps. Their forbidden love inspires him to write one of the greatest love stories of all time, Romeo and Juliet.