Get our free email newsletter with just one click

Manchester rep company to stage every Shakespeare play

Interior of the Great Northern Warehouse, which will house the Northern Rep Interior of the Great Northern Warehouse, which will house the Northern Rep
by -

Manchester’s newest repertory company has announced plans to stage all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in as many weeks.

Northern Rep, which moves into a new theatre space in the city next month, has launched 37/37, in which a company of 15 ensemble actors will stage a new Shakespeare play each week.

The first four shows to be confirmed include Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, Henry V and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Romeo and Juliet will open the season on September 19 with a production which will be performed in both English and British Sign Language.

It runs from September 19 to 23, followed by The Comedy of Errors from September 26 to 30.

We need your help…

When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts.

The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in 1880. We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales.

We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.

Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue.