Shakespeare's Globe is set to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth by taking a production of Hamlet to every country on earth.
The "unprecedented theatrical adventure" will travel across seven continents by boat, sleeper train, 4x4, tall ship, bus and plane to some of the world's most inaccessible places.
Shakespeare's Globe said it aimed to perform the production at venues ranging from village squares and beaches to palaces and national theatres in 205 nations
The cast of eight actors will begin the tour in 2014 on April 23 - thought to be Shakespeare's birthday and complete it by April 23 2016 - believed to be the 400th anniversary of his death.
A 400-year old property deed, signed by William Shakespeare, is the highlight of a new exhibition at London Metropolitan Archives in Clerkenwell. The deed is one of only six documents in the world to bear his authenticated signature.
Shakespeare and London, which opens next Tuesday, explores the relationship between the bard and the capital, and how his plays have lived on through London's performers, streets and theatres.
A year after an autistic child had to be treated during the musical Wicked, a scheme has been set up to make it easier for those living with the condition to enjoy the theatre too.
Some shows will now offer what's being called 'relaxed performances'.
Glen Goodman has the story:
A former British heavyweight champion is tackling a new Shakespeare challenge.
Peckham-born Julius Francis once slugged it out with Mike Tyson but now he has turned to acting.
He is mixing boxing with Shakespeare for a play set in a church in Knightsbridge.
Rags Martel reports.
37 groups from around the world will perform Shakespeare plays at the Globe Theatre in 37 different languages. The first performance is Troilus and Cressida tonight featuring a New Zealand haka. The festival's director Tom Bird hopes it will encourage London's communities to come to the theatre.