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Coveted role: Paapa Essiedu in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Hamlet. Photo: Tristram Kenton Coveted role: Paapa Essiedu in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Hamlet. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Royal Shakespeare Company

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a producing theatre company based in Stratford-upon-Avon. Previous productions include Matilda the Musical, Les Miserables, Wolf Hall and Othello starring Ian McKellen.

First staged in 2016, the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' death, James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote compresses the sprawling novel into just under three...

The fight director’s body of work includes Les Miserables and TV hits such as Blackadder. He talks to Nick Smurthwaite about the challenges of...

Percussionist Evelyn Glennie has made her first foray into theatre with the RSC’s Troilus and Cressida, creating a sound world integral to the production....

Heroism takes a quite beating in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, the playwright’s shrewdly satirical take on the Trojan War and its many characters. ‘Great’...

Anti-terror bollards are to be put up around the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The move is a six-month experiment by Warwickshire County Council as...

Cicely Berry's influence on the speaking of text, on the physicality of actors' vocal performances and the central importance of a body-and-mind approach to...

The Royal Shakespeare Company is demanding that all secondary schools offer a full range of arts subjects at GCSE and promote their benefits to...

Embracing new technologies and integrating them into performance not only foster a new form of theatre but can enhance traditionally staged work. Giverny Masso...

A fellowships scheme to explore the use of technology in theatre has been launched by the Royal Shakespeare Company, aimed at “pushing the boundaries”...
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