We will be broadcasting six of our plays on the BBC between now and September.

As part of the BBC's plans to keep bringing arts to audiences during the Coronavirus pandemic, you will be able to watch six of our shows from the comfort of your own home over the next few weeks:

  • Macbeth (2018), directed by Polly Findlay with Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack
  • Hamlet (2016), directed by Simon Godwin with Paapa Essiedu
  • Romeo and Juliet(2018), directed by our Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman
  • Much Ado About Nothing (2014), directed by Christopher Luscombe
  • Othello (2015), directed by Iqbal Khan with Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati
  • The Merchant of Venice (2015), directed by Polly Findlay

Details of the broadcasts are yet to be announced, but we will keep this page updated so you don't miss a thing.

Christopher Eccleston as Macbeth in armour, looking upwards
Christopher Eccleston as Macbeth
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Alongside these productions, we are creating activities to support students as they watch the plays in their homes.

We will support students to engage with the plays through our Shakespeare Learning Zone which offers a host of content, videos, games and activities around the plays. And we’ll be providing homework help with actors available online to help students with their work, answering questions and sharing experiences.

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