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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.

Sam Kenyon’s musical tribute to the great Joan Littlewood, radical theatremaker and passionate believer that art should be for everyone, is more than just...

With a remit covering vocal techniques, teaching dialects and interpreting text, Kate Godfrey coaches the Royal Shakespeare Company’s actors to make the most challenging...

In a long and varied career as one of the leading choreographer-directors of her generation, Gillian Lynne, who has died at the age of...

The Royal Shakespeare Company has once again become the target of environmental activists, who have staged their largest protest to date against the company's...

The revolutionary director behind Theatre Workshop at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Joan Littlewood, will be played by seven different actors on the Swan Theatre’s...

After a writing career spanning 50 years, celebrated playwright David Edgar makes his professional debut as a performer in a measured and moving show...

Whether in a supporting part or as a leading man, the Olivier and Tony award-winning actor always leaves his mark. As he reprises his...

This spring, the RSC’s biannual Mischief Festival of new work features two true stories exploring human rights abuses and state corruption. Written by celebrated...

The Royal Shakespeare Company is planning a temporary venue to stage free performances and activities for families during the summer holidays. The structure, at the...
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