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‘Hopeful & joyful without being sickly sweet’: THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT – Stratford-upon-Avon (RSC) ★★★★

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My first time back in Stratford-upon-Avon since February 2019, and roughly three years since I’d last stepped foot in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre – and after seeing some rehearsal footage of this new show, I was excited to see what this had turned into.

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NEWS: RSC cancels West End extension of The Mirror & the Light, now ends 28 Nov

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The Royal Shakespeare Company has confirmed that The Mirror and the Light will end its run on the previously planned date of Sunday 28th November 2021 and not perform the planned extension to January 2022.

BY HILARY MANTEL AND BEN MILES

GIELGUD THEATRE 

PRESS STATEMENT 

Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have confirmed today that The Mirror and the Light will end its run on the previously …

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Puppetry, top casting & other reasons you should see The Magician’s Elephant

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The RSC’s brand-new musical, an adaptation of The Magician’s Elephant, started performances this week at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Earlier this month, the company opened its rehearsal room doors for a sneak peek. Why should you add this show to your list of autumn treats?

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NEWS: Final part of the Wolf Hall trilogy The Mirror & the Light is set for the West End in September 2021

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Producers Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that the third and final novel in the Wolf Hall trilogy, The Mirror and the Light has been adapted for the West End stage. The world premiere will run at London’s Gielgud Theatre from 23 September for a strictly limited season until 28 November, with an opening night on 6 October.

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‘The music is magical & the visuals impressive’: DREAM – Royal Shakespeare Company (Online review)

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Dream, using motion capture of actors, animation, music and some audience interaction, is not an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but is inspired by the forest presented within it. It was originally planned as live experience by the Royal Shakespeare Company, but has now moved to online.