Shakespeare in the Abbey

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Experience the soaring poetry of Shakespeare’s words within the majesty of London’s famous Westminster Abbey as Shakespeare in the Abbey returns for six performances only.

During this very special promenade event, where you are invited to wander the Abbey, you’ll encounter beautiful and unexpected worlds as actors bring to life extracts from some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, speeches and sonnets. Consider the sinner or the hapless lover, behold a great monarch or bide awhile with a lone and prayerful soul as you explore the iconic and sacred space.

Originally conceived by Mark Rylance in 2017, this year Shakespeare in the Abbey is realised in collaboration with Intermission Youth, a charity helping to positively transform the lives of young people, and is directed by Intermission Youth’s Artistic Director Darren Raymond.

‘One of the most moving celebrations of Shakespeare I’ve experienced’
– The Guardian


Tickets £50

This event takes place at Westminster Abbey

Running time approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

Part of Summer 2023

Please note that this performance is not seated.

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Daniella Adjemon
Tane Amarchie-Siah
Asiya Belaidi
Amara Bjorkhaug
Jahiem Clachar-Sommers
Pyerre Clarke
Enrique May
Christopher Mbaki
Stephanie McNeil
Micaela Silva
Pia Somersby
André Sylvester


Assistant Director

Sharai-Raven Mae

BSL Interpreter

Taz Hockaday

Costume Supervisor

Melanie Brookes

Deputy Stage Manager

Katherine Huddleston

Producer (Freelance)

Sarah Weatherall

Movement Director

DK Fashola

Producer (For Shakespeare’s Globe)

Sharni Lockwood

Senior Coordinator: Music & Visiting Artists

Sarah Millen

Stage Manager

Sarah Lyndon

Wardrobe Assistant

Sophie Fuller

Wardrobe Assistant

Laila Jam

Wardrobe Prep Assistant

Jessica Hughes

Youth Engagement and Community Empowerment

Nana Antwi-Nyanin


Composer and Musical Director

Magnus Mehta


Nick Pynn