At first, news reporters thought it was a publicity stunt for the latest chain of Last Will and Testament Writers called My Second best Bed. But sources at the company released a statement saying that it was not that they are ungrateful for the free publicity.
In fact, they would like to thank the after-life for its graciousness but that they have nothing to do with the paranormal events. In fact, their receptionist reported a ghostly spectre resembling the playwright himself threatening them to drop the name or he'd haunt their asses right to bankruptcy court!
Other reported apparitions from London's shocked citizenry had Macbeth up a tree on the grounds of Westminster Abbey, Hamlet trying to decide correct change on a double-decker, Star-Crossed Lover Romeo at a peep show and King Lear at a remnant carpet sale. High Chancellor and Lord Very High Sheriff reportedly nodded off during police reports.
Psychic Advisor NaNa suggested that she predicted this weirdness in her New Year's Day Auguries: "I told all of the UK to prepare for strange visitors.My critic Willis Sbigot laughed and said they have already arrived from every colored country in the world.Little did they know that the underworld would be giving up its dead.Clearly this is a warning to all of Britannia to pay attention and lots of money to me!"
NaNa's pronouncements were interrupted by the appearance of Othello who bellowed: "Whatch you talkin' bout Willis? Whatch yoo got 'gainst cul'eds!".