Paapa Essiedu shines in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy
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Further casting has been announced for the RSC’s West End production of Queen Anne ‘Captain America‘ actress Daisy Ashford, Sheena Bhattessa (Whitechapel), Gabrielle Brooks (Lazarus), Dave Fishley (Hamlet, RSC), Jonny Glynn (Hamlet, RSC), Chu Omambala (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Sid Sagar (The Hollow Crown)will join previously announced Romola Garai and Emma Cunnife who star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and Queen Anne. The cast also features Jonathan Christie, Michael Fenton Stevens, James Garnon, Richard Hope, Hywel Morgan, Beth Park and Carl Prekopp. Queen Anne explores the life of one of England’s little-known sovereigns and her intimate friendship with her childhood confidante …
The RSC’s critically acclaimed Oppenheimer transfers to London’s Vaudeville Theatre for a strictly limited 8 week season from 27 March 2015 until 23 May 2015.
Tom Morton-Smith’s new play Oppenheimer transfers into the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre
The RSC brings Arthur Miller’s American classic Death of a Salesman to the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford starring Antony Sher.
A live cinema broadcast for the RSC’s new production of Love’s Labour’s Won (also known as Much Ado About Nothing)
A live cinema broadcast for the RSC’s new production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.
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Royal Shakespeare Company announce their Summer 2015 season
Tickets have gone on sale for the RSC’s acclaimed productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies at the Aldwych Theatre.
Following sell-out audiences in Stratford, the RSC’s new versions of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies transfers to the West End’s Aldwych Theatre.
Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut directing Shakespeare’s romantic comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
The Royal Shakespeare Company will broadcast live to cinemas their new production of Henry IV Part II on 18 June 2014.
The Royal Shakespeare Company will broadcast live to cinemas their new production of Henry IV Part I on 14 May 2014.
The Royal Shakespeare Company will broadcast live to cinemas their thrilling new production of Shakespeare’s Richard II on 13 November 2013.
From 3 September 2013, James Clyde will join the adult company in London as Mr Wormwood, Lisa Davina Phillip as Mrs Phelps and Joshua Wyatt as Michael Wormwood. As previously announced, they will join Olivier Award nominated Canadian actor Alex Gaumond in the role of Miss Trunchbull and Kay Murphy as Mrs Wormwood.
David Tennant returns to the RSC in the title role of Gregory Doran’s production of Richard II
The Barbican and the RSC today announce a new production of Shakespeare’s Richard II with David Tennant in the title role at the Barbican from Monday 9 December 2013 to Saturday 25 January 2014. Tickets go on sale to Barbican and RSC members from Thursday 7 March and to the public from Monday 18 March. The play will be directed by Gregory Doran as part of the RSC’s winter 2013 season and it will transfer to the Barbican in December after its run in Stratford in the autumn.
Part of the World Shakespeare Festival, the RSC brings its new production of Much Ado About Nothing into the West End. Iqbal Khan makes his RSC directorial debut with a vibrant and colourful Indian setting, starring Meera Syal.
The RSC transfer their acclaimed new production of Julius Caesar from Stratford to the Nöel Coward Theatre in London as part of the World Shakespeare Festival. Gregory Doran directs a cast that includes Ray Fearon, Paterson Joseph, Jeffery Kissoon and Cyril Nri.
David Edgar’s play Written On The Heart has transferred from the RSC’s Swan Theatre to the Duchess Theatre in the West End. Directed by Greg Doran, this fascinating play about the creation of the King James Bible stars Oliver Ford Davies and Stephen Boxer.
Production photos of Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London
Casting announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s world premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s world premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical will transfer to London’s Cambridge Theatre, previewing from Tuesday 18 October.
In the business world, it always feels slightly wrong when a company heralds the arrival of a fabulous new executive whilst their predecessor is still sat at their desks. And it happens in the theatre world too. In casting, there’s rarely a chance for the hoofer sweating away night-after-night to announce their departure before the press release goes out about the bright young thing taking their place (Legally Blonde recently announcing that Carley Stenson is to replace Susan McFadden as Elle Woods caused much gasping, least of all from the rest of the cast, who read it first on Twitter!) …
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s world premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical will preview at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End from Tuesday 18 October 2011
The Royal Mail has launched a new set of stamps to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The Royal Shakespeare Company world premiere production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, A Musical will transfer to the West End in autumn 2011 for an open-ended run.
Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Winter Season Artistic Programme – October 2011 – March 2012
A trailer for the RSC’s production of As You Like It – now available to download on Digital Theatre
The Royal Shakespeare Company Counts Down To ‘Rsc Open Stages’ The Uk’s Biggest Amateur Theatre Project
Download service Digital Theatre has released filmed performances of a number of acclaimed West End shows from 2010, including Into the Woods, All My Sons and As You Like It.
Digital Theatre: William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Stephen Sondheim And James Lapine’s Into The Woods, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons Now Available To Stream And Download
RSC 50th Birthday Season April – November 2011 announced
Bruce Norris’s new play Clybourne Park, produced by the Royal Court last year and transferring to the Wyndham’s Theatre from 28 January, has scooped two major best new play awards.
The RSC announces further details of its three new plays at Hampstead Theatre as part of a Season of World Premieres running for 10 weeks 16 April 2011 – 18 June 2011
Review of Twelfth Night att he Duke of York’s Theatre in London
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Winter in the West End is always a vibrant time, with countless new shows opening throughout London. This year is no exception with a bewildering array of new and classic plays, hefty revivals, Broadway musicals and a high star count.
With the announcement that David Tennant’s Hamlet is to be televised for BBC2 we ponder the question: is televising theatre a good thing?
It was a good night for Shakespeare yesterday at the Whatsonstage Theatregoers Choice awards, held at the Prince of Wales theatre in London. There were a number of awards for the Donmar’s Othello, including Best Shakespearan production, best director for Michael Grandage and best supporting actor for Tom Hiddleston. Also the RSC’s Hamlet received gongs for best regional production and theatre event of the year – to celebrate David Tennant’s performance and return to the stage. As is often the case with awards chosen by the public, the spread of shows and talent was very wide, ranging from awards for …
If theatre mirrors life then you would expect 2009 to be a bad year for the performing arts in London: economic downturns and credit crunches sound like gloomy news for our discretionary entertainment spending. But West End theatre box office figures have kept on going up in recent years, and the huge number of new productions sailing into town during 2009 could mean that Theatreland manages to buck the trend. THE GREAT REVIVAL The RSC, National Theatre, Donmar and Old Vic dominated straight drama in the West End in 2008, and they haven’t finished yet. Big hitters coming to …