Royal Shakespeare Company’s Winter 2020 programme mixes online events & socially distanced live shows including Tales for Winter (a season of epic tales celebrating the essence of live theatre) and David Walliams leading the official launch of The Boy in the Dress cast album.
The Royal Shakespeare Company will focus its programming in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon over the coming year, with the Swan Theatre and The Other Place remaining closed until 2022
The Royal Shakespeare Company has today announced that Juliet Gilkes Romero’s provocative new play The Whip will receive its online premiere this October as part of Black History Month.
This is Measure For Measure in a production by RSC supremo Greg Doran and set in turn of the 20th century Vienna. It is and remains a difficult play to pin down but the contemporary resonances remain inescapable.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has confirmed full performance dates for its previously scheduled productions of The Magician’s Elephant and The Wars of The Roses Part 1 and 2 which will now take place in Winter 2021.
Due to the continuing lockdown, alongside Government advice that social distancing will need to remain in place for some time, the Company has made the difficult decision to postpone all remaining planned performances.
I have been collecting these for at least 35 years and now have a nearly complete set of post-war programmes from the Stratford theatres (if anyone has a hoard of uber-rare, early programmes from The Other Place, I need to know).
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced that all performances, events and activities will be cancelled up to and including Tuesday 30 June 2020.
Are you fed up with not being able to go out to the theatre? Don’t be. There’s a wealth of stuff to watch online. Here’s a handy list of current opportunities. OK, so it’s not quite the same as sharing the communal experience with others, but beggars, as they say…
To mark World Theatre Day (Friday 27 March 2020), the Royal Shakespeare Company is inviting people to join a live ‘watch along’ from their living rooms on 11 April of a recording of their 2017 production of Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, featuring Adrian Edmondson as Malvolio and Kara Tointon as Olivia.
The RSC’s winter season features a musical version of The Magician’s Elephant & an epic Wars of the Roses staging.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the critics thoughts on John Kani’s play, Kunene & The King.
#WeAreArrested, a new RSC adaptation of Turkish editor Can Dündar’s prison memoir, is beautifully written and simply staged.
After several years’ development, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s highly anticipated new musical – an adaptation of best-selling children’s author David Walliams‘ 2008 debut novel The Boy in the Dress with a book by Mark Ravenhill and music and lyrics by chart-topping songwriters Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers – is gearing up for its world premiere. Ahead of […]
As the RSC’s latest staging of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, here’s a throwback to when Mate Terri Paddock chaired a fascinating panel discussion in Stratford-upon-Avon around the themes in the play and production.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced its schedule for summer 2020, a season of Shakespeare plays exploring separation, loss and deep bonds of family.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced its decision to conclude its partnership with BP at the end of this year. BP have supported the RSC’s £5 ticket scheme for 16 to 25 year olds since 2013. Talking about the decision, RSC artistic director Gregory Doran and executive director Catherine Mallyon said: “Over many months we have listened to a wide and varied range of voices …
Rufus Hound, Irvine Iqbal, Natasha Lewis and Forbes Masson have been cast in The Boy in the Dress, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new musical which runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 8 November 2019 to 8 March 2020 (press night is 27 November).
Gregory Doran’s timely and riveting adaptation of Measure for Measure is filled with laugh-out-loud humour, but there is also a bleaker side to it that makes it very much a play for today.
If, like me, you still love to stick your head in a book and long to remember the days you could read for hours unencumbered by the worries of the world then get along and see Matilda The Musical, a kindred spirit’s story writ large across the Southampton stage.