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Royal Shakespeare Company Confirms Rescheduled Programme For Winter 2021 Photo Royal Shakespeare Company Confirms Rescheduled Programme For Winter 2021
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2020

The Royal Shakespeare company has today 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.

Theatre Royal Stratford East And The National Theatre Announce The Full Cast For WELC Photo Theatre Royal Stratford East And The National Theatre Announce The Full Cast For WELCOME TO IRAN
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020

Theatre Royal Stratford East today announces the cast for Welcome to Iran, a new play written and directed by Artistic Director Nadia Fall and co-produced with the National Theatre. The production has its world premiere at Theatre Royal Stratford East between 18 April to 16 May before transferring to the National Theatre from 21 May to 13 June. The cast includes Moe Bar-El, Nal√Ęn Burgess, Souad Faress, Karina Fernandez, Nicholas Karimi, Serena Manteghi, Maimuna Memon, Isabella Nefar, Kareem Samara and Joplin Sibtain.

Royal Shakespeare Company Returns To Chicago For First Time In 25 Years Photo Royal Shakespeare Company Returns To Chicago For First Time In 25 Years
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 13, 2020

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.

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces 2020 Winter Season Photo Royal Shakespeare Company Announces 2020 Winter Season
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2020

On announcing the RSC's Winter 2020 season Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director, said: a?oeWhen I became Artistic Director, I wanted to stage every Shakespeare play in the canon once. We are more than two thirds of the way through that journey, which will conclude at the end of 2021.

National Theatre Announces December 2019 ‚Ä" June 2020 Lineup; ROMEO & JULIET, SEA SI Photo National Theatre Announces December 2019 ‚Ä" June 2020 Lineup; ROMEO & JULIET, SEA SICK, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2019

The National Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup for December 2019 - June 2020.

BWW Review: KING JOHN, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Photo BWW Review: KING JOHN, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
by Gary Naylor - Sep 28, 2019

King John's themes are horribly present in today's febrile political climate making it exactly the right time to revive one on Shakespeare's less performed plays.

National Theatre Announces New Productions, Including Emma Rice and Tony Kushner Adap Photo National Theatre Announces New Productions, Including Emma Rice and Tony Kushner Adaptations
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019

The National Theatre has announced its productions on-sale for October 2019 a?' March 2020

Rehearsals Start For NOISES OFF in The West End Photo Rehearsals Start For NOISES OFF in The West End
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2019

Following a phenomenally successful extended run at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, rehearsals begin this week for the West End transfer of Michael Frayn's side-splitting backstage comedy, Noises Off, as the company join the playwright in celebrating his 86th birthday on 8th September.

Full Company Announced For MACBETH At Chichester Festival Theatre Photo Full Company Announced For MACBETH At Chichester Festival Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2019

John Simm and Dervla Kirwan lead the cast of Shakespeare's Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre from 21 September a?" 26 October, with a press night on 27 September. The full company joining them in Paul Miller's production are: Heider Ali (2nd Murderer), Michael Balogun (Macduff), David Burnett (1st Murderer/Menteith), Roseanna Frascona (Weird Sister), Leah Gayer (Weird Sister), Lauren Grace (Weird Sister), Stuart Laing (Banquo), Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo (Ross), Avital Lvova (Lennox), Harry Peacock (Porter/Siward), Isabel Pollen (Lady Macduff), Christopher Ravenscroft (Duncan/Doctor), Beatriz Romilly (Malcolm) and Nathan Welsh (Donalbain), with Jacob Blazdell and Harvey McGuinness sharing the role of Fleance, and Noah Peirson and Matthew O'Shea that of Young Macduff.

BWW Review: PETER PAN, Troubadour White City Theatre Photo BWW Review: PETER PAN, Troubadour White City Theatre
by Jonathan Marshall - Aug 1, 2019

The new Troubadour White City Theatre becomes Neverland as the timeless tale of Peter Pan flies into West London.

Will Gregory Joins RSC Winter Season Photo Will Gregory Joins RSC Winter Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2019

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that singer-songwriter Will Gregory will compose the music for a new production of William Shakespeare's rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil, King John, directed by Eleanor Rhode.

RSC Announces Casting For KING JOHN and A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD Photo RSC Announces Casting For KING JOHN and A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019

Casting details are announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of King John and A Museum in Baghdad opening in the Swan Theatre this winter.

BWW Review: NOISES OFF, Lyric Hammersmith Photo BWW Review: NOISES OFF, Lyric Hammersmith
by Marianka Swain - Jul 3, 2019

Do not anger the theatre gods, for their vengeance is swift and mighty. On press night of Michael Frayn's peerless portrait of backstage disasters, the Lyric suffered its own "technical difficulties", adding a distinctly meta frisson to this already gloriously layered comedy.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Sally Cookson's PETER PAN at Troubadour White City  Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Sally Cookson's PETER PAN at Troubadour White City Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2019

Rehearsal images have been released for the National Theatre's production of Sally Cookson's magical retelling of Peter Pan, ahead of its limited run at Troubadour White City Theatre, a brand-new venue, just minutes from Westfield in West London.

Cast Announced For The National Theatre's Transfer Of PETER PAN To Troubadour White C Photo Cast Announced For The National Theatre's Transfer Of PETER PAN To Troubadour White City Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2019

Today the National Theatre announced the 24 strong cast of Sally Cookson's magical retelling of Peter Pan as rehearsals get underway for its limited run at Troubadour White City Theatre, a brand-new venue, just minutes from Westfield in West London.

The National Theatre Announces 15 Productions Of New Plays And Fresh Adaptations By L Photo The National Theatre Announces 15 Productions Of New Plays And Fresh Adaptations By Leading Writers
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2019

The National Theatre has announced 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers.

Royal Shakespeare Company Returns To The Barbican In 2019-20 Photo Royal Shakespeare Company Returns To The Barbican In 2019-20
by Stephi Wild - May 8, 2019

Later this year, the three Shakespeare productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Summer 2019 Stratford season transfer to the Barbican from 26 October 2019. The Company features 27 actors, who each appear across two of the three productions:

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on Cate Blanchett in WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTU Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on Cate Blanchett in WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER
by Alan Henry - Feb 7, 2019

The National Theatre's When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, a new play by Martin Crimp is now on stage. It is directed by Katie Mitchell, with a cast including Cate Blanchett, who makes her National Theatre debut alongside Stephen Dillane returning to the National Theatre for the first time since The Coast of Utopia in 2002.

RSC Will Tour AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and MEASURE FOR MEASURE Photo RSC Will Tour AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2019

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.

Photo Flash: First Look at Cate Blanchett & Cast In WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Cate Blanchett & Cast In WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER
by Marianka Swain - Jan 23, 2019

Ahead of its opening tonight, the National Theatre have released the image for When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, a new play by Martin Crimp, directed by Katie Mitchell, with a cast including Cate Blanchett, who makes her National Theatre debut alongside Stephen Dillane returning to the National Theatre for the first time since The Coast of Utopia in 2002. See production photos below!

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