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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.

Opening with a bone-rattling blast of Black Sabbath, it’s clear from the outset that the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new adaptation of Moliere’s savage satire...

The Royal Shakespeare Company has said it will feature live musicians more prominently in its productions in future, claiming that they are undervalued in...

It was the late, great theatre maverick, mischief-maker and showman Ken Campbell who used to say that a play should be either less than 90...

For a sector that generally self-identifies as liberal and progressive, the current global state of affairs can make for depressing reading for theatre: whether...

An online guide that aims to help students “get to grips with Shakespeare” is being launched, dubbed the most comprehensive online resource dedicated to...

There are buckets of blood in Michael Boyd’s production of Tamburlaine. Literally. This gripping staging of Christopher Marlowe’s telling of a lowly shepherd turned...

Organisations including the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as leading casting directors have committed to giving every actor they audition...

Automation specialist Simon Crowley is responsible for ensuring the scene changes at the Royal Shakespeare Company are seamless. He tells Nick Smurthwaite about the...

Fiona Laird’s production of Shakespeare’s playful revenge comedy is less Merry Wives and more Footballers’ Wives. Set in Windsor-by-way-of-Essex, the public shaming of an...
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