Shakespeare or Jake Shears? Can you tell who wrote the quote? Pop lyrics are an underrated art form, but plenty of them are as beautiful as any Shakespeare Sonnet. Sometimes it takes a real theatre fan to figure out which is which…
Shakespeare or Jake Shears
Can tell your Bard from your Backstreet Boys? Or your Shakespeare from your Scissor Sisters? Take our fun test and find out!
Shakespeare doesn’t have to be dull and dusty. A surprising number of shows have been inspired by the Bard of Avon’s plays, from West Side Story to Kiss Me Kate. The best by a country mile is the utterly fabulous & Juliet. The show, which was nominated for an incredible 9 Olivier Awards, returns this autumn and you can buy tickets for & Juliet now. It scooped awards across the acting categories for stars Miriam-Teak Lee, Cassidy Janson and David Bedella. The show features the songs of Max Martin. That’s just about every pop song you can imagine! From Britney’s Hit Me Baby One More Time to Katy Perry’s Roar.
World Theatre Day
If you’re missing theatre as much as we are, check out our World Theatre Day feature. We’ve circled the globe scoping out which theatres are open – and the results are surprising! The news that so many theatres around the world are finding ways to stay open is brilliant for British Theatres and Theatreland. Before long, the whole of the West End will be roaring back!
Of course, there probably wouldn’t be a World Theatre day without Shakespeare. He’s been translated into just about every language on the planet. He appears lots on our site, so take a look at these other fun features:
- Match the stage directions to the Shakespeare play
- 10 times London Theatres closed but bounced back better
- Funny jokes that only theatre nerds would understand