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Don Quixote

David Threlfall and Rufus Hound star in Don Quixote at the Garrick Theatre

Romola Garai and Emma Cunniffe in Queen Anne, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London 2017

Queen Anne announces further West End cast

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 …

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Oppenheimer at the Vaudeville Theatre

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.

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

The RSC’s ingenious production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda now playing at the Cambridge Theatre

The RSC’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies

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.

Matilda The Musical Casting Announcement

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.

RSC to stage Richard II with David Tennant at the Barbican

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.

RSC’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Noel Coward Theatre

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.

RSC’s Julius Caesar at the Noel Coward Theatre

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.

Written on the Heart at the Duchess Theatre

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.

Shafting the incumbent: When shows gazump

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!) …

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Royal Mail launches RSC stamps

The Royal Mail has launched a new set of stamps to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Matilda West End Transfer

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.

Second chance to see Into The Woods

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.

Clybourne Park scoops awards

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.

New shows this Winter

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.

Is televising theatre a good thing?

With the announcement that David Tennant’s Hamlet is to be televised for BBC2 we ponder the question: is televising theatre a good thing?

WOS Theatregoers Choice Awards – the results

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 …

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London Theatre – 2009 Preview

  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 …

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