UK Arts International

East Productions presents

Shakespeare's Villains

2013 Onwards


Creator: Steven Berkoff

Small, middle and large scale


Once again Steven Berkoff holds the stage alone - this time with his exploration and analysis of Shakespeare's most villainous characters.

Iago, the Macbeths, Shylock, Richard III… characters who are inherently evil, others whose situation leads them to evil deeds, others at the mercy of an evil society. Incisive insights into the psyche give way to Shakespeare's own words which explode into the auditorium from one of the UK's most formidable and maverick talents.

Renowned throughout the world as actor, writer and director, Berkoff is known to many for the villains he has played in mainstream films- Octopussy, Beverly Hills Cop, Rambo and The Krays. He brings this experience to Shakespeare's characters in a way that challenges and exhilarates.

"Berkoff once more commands the stage with his formidable talent."  - The Stage

“Mr. Berkoff's Shylock is breathtakingly complicated” - New York Times

“It's a masterclass for students of Shakespeare which also appeals to the layperson through concentrating on the juicy parts”  - The Independent

“Evil relished in all its variety”The Times

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