The Reduced Shakespeare Company is thought to have set a new world record after its actors performed an abridged version of the playwright's works at more than 37,000ft.
Actors Simon Cole, 38, Gary Fannin, 45, and William Meredith, 40, began with a 12-minute performance of Romeo and Juliet.
They then charged up and down the length of the plane for the next hour, performing Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies, including Titus Andronicus, Othello, Macbeth, Julius Caesar and Hamlet.
The Bard's plays were performed under the title Shakes on a Plane on a flight from Gatwick to Verona in celebration of the 450th anniversary of his birth.
The troupe is believed to have set a Guinness World Record for the highest theatrical performance, the attempt should be verified within a week.
More top news
Lively downpours across the south, Wales and Northern Ireland today - slow moving and intense with hail and thunder.
"The council's inspector judged there was an imminent health risk and an immediate voluntary closure of the takeaway was agreed."
Everything you need to know about the Zika virus - from how it spreads to travel advice.