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Royal Shakespeare Company Confirms Rescheduled Programme For Winter 2021 Photo Royal Shakespeare Company Confirms Rescheduled Programme For Winter 2021
by BWW News Desk - 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.

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 BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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.

BWW Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Barbican Centre Photo BWW Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Barbican Centre
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 15, 2019

The final installment of the Royal Shakespeare Company's season in London sees Artistic Director Gregory Doran's Measure for Measure coming into town. The choice of play is momentous, as it's historically the Bard's only active denunciation of men's unfair treatment of women. Doran sets the piece in a turn-of-the-Century Vienna that's torn between the lasciviousness of its brothels and strict ideals of conservative purity.

BWW Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Barbican Centre Photo BWW Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Barbican Centre
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Nov 7, 2019

As you enter the Barbican's auditorium to watch the RSC's The Taming of the Shrew, you can't miss the sound of fireworks in the background. It's implied a celebration is coming. As part of this RSC season alongside As You Like It and Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew is directed by Justin Audibert. But is it an explosion of theatrical goodness or a wet fizzle? Prithee, read on to find out.

BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT, Barbican Centre Photo BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT, Barbican Centre
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 30, 2019

After spending most of the year in its hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company's newest As You Like It kicks off their London Season at the Barbican Centre. Directed by Kimberley Sykes, the production is a delicate and inventive voyage into a Forest of Arden that feels truer than Shakespeare's fictional real world. It never forgets that it's a comedy at heart, and Lucy Phelps' precise physicality plays into the genre. She has Rosalind win the audience's fondness wink by wink, pulling them towards her side through chuckles and playful nudges.

BWW Interview: RSC Director of Design Stephen Brimson-Lewis Talks MEASURE FOR MEASURE Photo BWW Interview: RSC Director of Design Stephen Brimson-Lewis Talks MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by Rona Kelly - Jul 22, 2019

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 Photo BWW Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
by Liz Cearns - Jul 5, 2019

'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.

Royal Shakespeare Company Returns To The Barbican In 2019-20 Photo Royal Shakespeare Company Returns To The Barbican In 2019-20
by BWW News Desk - 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:

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 BWW News Desk - 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.

Casting Announced For RSC 2019 Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and M Photo Casting Announced For RSC 2019 Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

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.

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Winter 2018 Artistic Programme Photo Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Winter 2018 Artistic Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, announces the RSC's winter 2018 season, a nationwide schools' tour and a new 10 ticket offer for first time visitors.

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Barbican
by Marianka Swain - Jul 7, 2017

It's a brave new world for the RSC, collaborating with Intel and Andy Serkis's Imaginarium Studios on a notably high-tech Tempest. But, for all the computer-generated trickery, it's the human experience and rough magic of theatre that really impress in Gregory Doran's production, now playing at the Barbican.

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING at the Eccles is Eye-Catching and Heart Stopping
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 21, 2017

The national tour of DIRTY DANCING at the Eccles Theater is eye-catching and heart stopping with fantastic talent.

BWW Review: LOVE IN IDLENESS, Apollo Theatre
by Rona Kelly - May 19, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory is no stranger to transfers, both in the West End and beyond. The Color Purple notably made the jump, and now here's Trevor Nunn's Love in Idleness moving to the Apollo Theatre. But while the love is still palpable, there is a certain idleness to proceedings.

Book Now For Simon Russell Beale In THE TEMPEST At The Barbican
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's ground-breaking production of THE TEMPEST, starring Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, transfers to London for a limited seven-week run at the Barbican this summer. Book tickets now

Charlotte Spencer Joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, and Anthony Head in LOVE IN IDLENESS
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Charlotte Spencer joins Eve Best, Edward Bluemel, Anthony Head, Vivienne Rochester and Nicola Sloane in Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness as it transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Casting and Creative Team Announced for St. Louis Premiere of DIRTY DANCING ‚Ä" THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today that Christopher Tierney and Bronwyn Reed will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman in the St. Louis premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage.

Trevor Nunn's Production Of Terence Rattigan's LOVE IN IDLENESS Transfers to West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

With Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, Funny Girl on the road as part of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the West End transfer of their current critically acclaimed revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness.

BWW Review: LOVE IN IDLENESS, Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Mar 21, 2017

In 1944, Terence Rattigan substantially revised Less Than Kind at the behest of star theatrical couple the Lunts; the result was the less political, more overtly comic Love in Idleness. Now, Trevor Nunn ‚Äď inspired by Dan Rebellato's introduction in a Nick Hern Books edition of the two versions ‚Äď has synthesised them, to intriguing and largely successful effect.

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