Photo by Hugo Glendinning

One by one, over nine days, Forced Entertainment perform every Shakespeare play ever written.


This series of 36 intimate and lovingly made miniatures are played out on a one metre table‑top using a collection of un‑extraordinary everyday objects.

In Complete Works the dynamic force of narrative is explored in a simple and idiosyncratic summary of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, histories and late plays, creating worlds as vivid as they are strange.

Forced Entertainment are a group of six artists who have been making performance since 1984 – questioning, pushing and breaking theatre to see what can be built from the wreckage. Based in Sheffield, UK, their work has been seen all over the world.

The easiest way to book a triple bill is to call the New Wolsey Theatre on 01473 295900.

Performance Schedule

DAY 1 (Fri 26 Oct)
18:00 The Merchant of Venice
19:00 Loves Labour’s Lost
20:00 Antony and Cleopatra

DAY 2 (Sat 27 Oct)
14:00 Coriolanus
15:00 King John
16:00 As You Like It

18:00 The Taming of the Shrew
19:00 Richard II
20:00 Much Ado About Nothing

DAY 3 (Sun 28 Oct)
14:00 Macbeth
15:00 Henry IV Part 1
16:00 Measure for Measure

18:00 All’s Well That Ends Well
19:00 Timon of Athens
20:00 Hamlet

DAY 4 (Mon 29 Oct)
18:00 Henry IV Part 2
19:00 The Merry Wives of Windsor
20:00 King Lear

DAY 5 (Tue 30 Oct)
18:00 Pericles
19:00 Henry V
20:00 Twelfth Night

DAY 6 (Wed 31 Oct)
18:00 Two Gentlemen of Verona
19:00 Henry VI Part 1
20:00 Titus Andronicus

DAY 7 (Thu 1 Nov)
18:00 The Comedy of Errors
19:00 Henry VI Part 2
20:00 A Midsummer Night’s Dream

DAY 8 (Fri 2 Nov)
18:00 Romeo and Juliet
19:00 Henry VI Part 3
20:00 The Winter’s Tale

DAY 9 (Sat 3 Nov)
14:00 Julius Caesar
15:00 Richard III
16:00 Cymbeline

18:00 Othello
19:00 Troilus and Cressida
20:00 The Tempest