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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.

The beauty of Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott's musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the way it retains every aspect of the source...

The youthful energy that powers Romeo and Juliet all too often proves elusive. The teenage heat and the rapid escalation from passion to tragedy...

Having made her name performing hard-hitting, self-penned shows, Charlotte Josephine is playing Mercutio in the RSC’s Romeo and Juliet. She tells Natasha Tripney why...

Nine Night – National Theatre, London Having staged Br’er Cotton at Theatre503, JMK award-winning director Roy Alexander Weise helms Natasha Gordon’s debut play exploring rituals...

Actor Leo Wringer has accused critic Quentin Letts of an "unforgivable racial slur" against him. The actor, appearing in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of...

Colour-blind casting – that is the casting of people of colour in roles that would typically have been played by white actors – is...

David Tennant's trousers, doublet and hose worn by Judi Dench and Ian McKellen's coat are among more than 50 costumes being auctioned online by...

The Royal Shakespeare Company has accused Daily Mail critic Quentin Letts of exhibiting a "blatantly racist attitude" in a recent review. The RSC's senior management...

One of a number of 'female wits' writing during the Restoration, Mary Pix's name and her work have been largely forgotten. Now, the Royal...
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