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37 Plays Selected as Part Of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Nationwide Playwriting Project

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced that the chosen 37 Plays selected as part of its nationwide playwriting project, will receive script-in-hand readings across the UK throughout the Autumn of 2023. Learn more about the lineup of plays here!

Paul Chahidi and Paul Ready Join TWELFTH NIGHT: FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced further casting for Twelfth Night: For One Night Only. Learn more about the production and find out who is starring in it here!

Full cast set for OTHELLO at Riverside Studios

Trish Wadley Productions has announced full casting for a new version of Shakespeare’s Othello which features Iago played collectively by three actors.

New Version of OTHELLO Will Feature Three Iagos at Riverside Studios

Trish Wadley Productions has announced initial casting for a new version of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, Othello. 

Full Cast Revealed For CLYDE'S at Donmar Warehouse

Donmar Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced full casting for the European première of Clyde’s which reunites double Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and director Lynette Linton as a follow up to their Donmar smash hit Sweat which transferred to the West End.

Award Winning Novelist Andrew O'Hagan to Premiere First Play THE BALLAD OF TRUMAN CAPOTE At Edinburgh Fringe 2023

The Ballad of Truman Capote, written and directed by Andrew O'Hagan, starring Patrick Moy as Truman Capote is coming to Edinburgh Fringe 2023. 

RSC Production of ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL to be Broadcast on Sky Arts

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) 2022 production of All’s Well That Ends Well will be broadcast on Sky Arts (Freeview Channel 11) on Monday 3 July at 8pm.

Review: RE-MEMBER ME, Hampstead Theatre

Athletes have the Olympics. Chefs have Michelin stars. Actors have Hamlet. Citius, altius, fortius, Danish. In his one-man show Re-member Me (co-devised and directed by Jan Willem Van Den Bosch), Dickie Beau ponders death, mortality and legacy but not in a morbid way; it’s less a shoegazing mope and mumble about whether “to be or not to be”, more a defiant exploration of what it is “to be and not to be”.

The Royal Shakespeare Company Reveals Winners of 37 Plays Competition

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced details of the final 37 Plays selected for its nationwide playwriting search: an ambitious new initiative open to anybody from anywhere in the UK.

Cush Jumbo Joins David Tennant in MACBETH at Donmar Warehouse

As public booking for the production opens, Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced that Cush Jumbo will play Lady Macbeth opposite David Tennant’s Macbeth.

SHAKESPEARE'S SHADOWS Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Crowdfund Podcast's Relaunch

The podcast Shakespeare’s Shadows is crowdfunding on Kickstarter for its relaunch, in preparation for new episodes coming out in Fall 2023.

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Judging Panel for Playwriting Competition 37 PLAYS

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Theatre Partners announce the Judging panel for the nationwide playwriting competition 37 Plays: an ambitious and ground-breaking new initiative open to anybody from anywhere in the UK. More than 2,000+ plays were submitted and have been read by a panel of 24 readers recruited from across the UK. 

Ian Charleson Awards 2023 Nominations Announced

Nominees have been revealed for this year’s Ian Charleson Awards. The annual awards celebrate actors under 30 who have performed in a classical role, which is defined as a play written before 1918.

Cast Announced For Shakespeare's Globe's SHAKESPEARE IN THE ABBEY

As celebrations continue for the 400th Anniversary of the First Folio across 2023, Shakespeare’s Globe will return to Westminster Abbey for the hugely popular Shakespeare in the Abbey for six special performances beginning this evening and running until Friday 31 March.

Further Casting Confirmed for Noël Coward's THE VORTEX at Chichester Festival Theatre

Further casting has been confirmed for Noël Coward’s The Vortex, the opening production of Festival 2023 at Chichester Festival Theatre, playing from 28 April – 20 May.

Cast Announced for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Elle While (The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2019; As You Like It, Hamlet, 2018).

Toheeb Jimoh and Isis Hainsworth Will Lead ROMEO AND JULIET in London

Ted Lasso star Toheeb Jimoh is set to star alongside Isis Hainsworth in a production of Romeo and Juliet in London this summer.

Anna-Jane Casey to Join Ian McKellen & John Bishop in the UK and Ireland Tour of MOTHER GOOSE

Anna-Jane Casey will be joining the UK and Ireland Tour of the pantomime MOTHER GOOSE as Cilla The Goose with Mairi Barclay, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil and Laura Tyrer also confirmed to join the company

Ian McKellen, John Bishop and Mel Giedroyc to Star in MOTHER GOOSE in the West End

Ambassador Theatre Group Productions has announced a UK and Ireland Tour of the pantomime MOTHER GOOSE, starring Ian McKellen as Mother Goose, John Bishop as Vic Goose and Mel Giedroyc as the Goose.

Disney+ Original Series GENIUS: MLK/X from National Geographic Sets Ensemble Cast

'Genius: MLK/X,' produced by 20th Television, Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema: Kelvin Harrison Jr. ('The Trial of the Chicago 7') as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Aaron Pierre ('The Underground Railroad') as Malcolm X, Weruche Opia ('I May Destroy You') as Coretta Scott King, and Jayme Lawson ('The Batman') as Betty Shabazz.


Ian Charleson has not appeared on Broadway.

Ian Charleson has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

Ian Charleson's first West End show was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which opened in 1972

Actor of the Year in a New Play (Olivier Awards) for Fool For Love .

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