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Royal Shakespeare Company's West End Revival, 2019

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Cast Revealed For ROMEO AND JULIET at the Almeida Theatre

The Almeida Theatre has announced the full cast of Rebecca Frecknall's production of Romeo and Juliet.  Learn more about the show here!

HENRY V Will Tour the UK in Spring 2023

Following a critically acclaimed opening at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse last month, today it has been announced that Henry V will embark on a UK tour in 2023.

Review: HENRY V, Shakespeare's Globe

Winter has come to the Globe and it brought Henry V to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first time in its history. Holly Race Roughan directs William Shakespeare’s patriotic tale of pride, King, and country in a seductively lit evening that desperately wants to be a fresh anti-imperialist take but stumbles lightly on its own steps. The production - created in collaboration with Headlong Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, and Royal & Derngate - suggests a number of progressive, contemporary ideas that don’t quite take root fully.

Cast Announced For HENRY V at Shakespeare's Globe

Launching Shakespeare’s Globe’s Winter Season, Henry V opens in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 10 November, running until 4 February.

Further Casting and Creative Team Announced For Donald Trump Play THE 47TH at The Old Vic

The Old Vic has today announced further casting and the creative team for the world premiere production of Mike Bartlett's viciously funny The 47th, directed by Rupert Goold and co-produced with Sonia Friedman Productions and Annapurna Theatre.

New Earth Theatre Launch 'Bayanihan With Love' Creating Video Pieces As Thank You To Filipino Health Workers

New Earth Theatre today announce Bayanihan with Love, a new project to run alongside Filipino Food UK and Kanlungan Filipino Consortium's campaign #FilipinoFood4NHS, created in response to the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Filipino community in the UK.

New and Upcoming Book, Music, and Film Releases For the Week of July 13 - HADESTOWN Lyric Book, Music From Telly Leung, Melissa Errico, and More!

Check out this week's list of new and upcoming book, music, and film releases, including a Hadestown lyric book, new music from Telly Leung, Melissa Errico, and more!

RSC's HAMLET With Paapa Essiedu, and More Will Be Broadcast on BBC Four

The Royal Shakespeare Company production of Macbeth (2018) will be broadcast on BBC Four this Sunday 14 June at 9.30pm as part of Culture in Quarantine. This will be followed by Simon Godwin's landmark production of Hamlet (2016) with Paapa Essiedu in the title role on Sunday 21 June at 9pm.

VIDEO: Royal Shakespeare Company Releases SONNETS IN SOLITUDE

The Royal Shakespeare Company today released Sonnets in Solitude, a selection of Shakespeare's sonnets self-recorded by RSC actors while in lockdown. Many of the actors were working with the RSC at the time of the theatre's temporary closure on 17 March and have been unable to perform or rehearse since.

Royal Shakespeare Company Returns To Chicago For First Time In 25 Years

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is proud to welcome the return of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to Chicago for the first time in nearly 25 years. Chicago Shakespeare will present the company's acclaimed gender-swapped production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Justin Audibert, in a special limited engagement April 15a?"May 2, 2020 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.

BWW Interview: RSC Director of Design Stephen Brimson-Lewis Talks MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Director of Design Stephen Brimson-Lewis has over twenty years of experience designing for the RSC. Stephen takes us through the collaborative process of designing Measure for Measure.

BWW Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

'Measure still for measure': justice is still a tricky concept. Gregory Doran's insightful realisation of Shakespeare's notorious 'problem play' highlights Measure for Measure's enduring, perhaps even increasing, relevance.

BWW Interview: Director Justin Audibert Talks THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Turning the 1590's patriarchy into a matriarchy, Justin Audibert breaks down why he chose to gender reverse The Taming of the Shrew for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and what effects the decision has had on the actors and audience alike.

BWW Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

A bold and often beautifully staged production that makes women men and men women to throw light on the often brutal text. What emerges is plenty of new insight, but the nagging doubt persists that the play just isn't very good.


For the first time the Royal Shakespeare Company will tour three productions in repertoire to six regional theatres, playing for two weeks in each venue. As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure will visit Salford in September 2019, and then Canterbury, Plymouth, Nottingham, Newcastle upon Tyne and Blackpool in early 2020. Performance dates at the end of the release.


The collaborative, cross-cast company is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) productions of As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure, playing in a newly reconfigured Royal Shakespeare Theatre next summer. All three productions will then tour in repertoire for the first time to six regional theatres in 2019 and 2020. The actors will each appear in two of the three plays performed as part of the Summer 2019 repertoire. Design for all three productions is by Stephen Brimson Lewis, Director of Design for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/26 - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, A BRONX TALE, and More!

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, A BRONX TALE, and More!

BWW Review: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Troilus and Cressida begins with a thunder of drums that knocks the programme out of your hands.

BWW Interview: Buom Tihngang Talks HAMLET Tour

The Royal Shakespeare Company's revival of Hamlet enters its final weeks of UK performances, before heading across the pond to play to US audiences. We spoke to James Cooney about returning to the production after two years and Buom Tihngang about joining the show, taking on the role of Laertes, and his favourite moments on and offstage.

BWW Review: HAMLET, Hackney Empire

'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark!' the announcement at Wittenberg's graduation ceremony is barely made that beating drums accompany Hamlet Senior's glass hearse across the stage while Gertrude and Claudius look down woefully.


James Cooney's next show will be The 47th which opens on 4/8/2022 on West End.

James Cooney has not appeared on Broadway.

James Cooney has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

James Cooney's first West End show was The Taming of the Shrew which opened in 2019

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