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Check out the current season of Royal Shakespeare Company plays and book a performance as a highlight to a short break in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-Upon Avon

The resident theatre company at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

Whilst it is possible to visit Stratford-Upon-Avon without seeing a play and still get your fill of all things Shakespeare (see our blog), our over night Theatre Break packages do include a ticket to see your choice of play.

The Royal Shakespeare Company Diary

Throughout the year the RSC perform a wide range of works. These are usually split 50:50 between plays by William Shakespeare and plays by other playwrights. This is the RSC’s theatre diary for this year. The archive of old productions, for your interest, is below!

Coriolanus in Stratford upon Avon

Theatre Breaks to see Coriolanus in Stratford Upon Avon One of Shakespeare’s lesser performed plays, Coriolanus will open at the Ropyal Shakespeare theatre on 15th September and will then play in rep unil November 2017. As part of the RSC’s current Rome Season which sees productions of Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra in the main theatre and Imperium Part I & Part II in its sister venue, The Swan, Channel 4’s Humans

A Christmas Carol in Stratford upon Avon

Theatre Breaks to see A Christmas Carol in Stratford Upon Avon In one ghostly Christmas night, cold-hearted money lender Ebenezer Scrooge learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour – but is that enough? A festive tale of redemption and compassion, a brand new adaptation of the much-loved Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol, comes to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon during this year’s festive period. Written by David Edgar,

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus is Shakespeare’s violent tale of a Roman General’’s quest to claim revenge against his sworn enemy.

The Seven Acts of Mercy

NOW CLOSED A new play, The Seven Acts of Mercy, by Anders Lustgarten has its UK premiere this winter opening at the Swan theatre in November 2016.

The Rover

NOW CLOSED Alphra Behn’s restoration comedy of seduction and intrigue ,The Rover, returns to Stratford-upon-Avon’s Swan Theatre’s after a 30 year absence

The Two Noble Kinsmen

NOW CLOSED Who would you forsake for love? Deep friendship is threatened in Fletcher & Shakespeare’s play based on the Chaucer poem The Knight’s Tale opening in August 2016.

The Tempest at the RST

NOW CLOSED A re-imagining of The Tempest is the ideal introduction to one of William Shakespeare’s most celebrated works opening in Stratford upon Avon in November 2016

King Lear at the RST

Don’t miss out on a theatre break this year to the beautiful town of Stratford upon Avon to see Antony Sher in Shakespeare’s King Lear

High Society

Cole Porter’s classic musical High Society returns to London and you’re invited to the wedding of the year – what a swell party it’s going to be!

Volpone

A Jacobian tale of excessive greed easily lends itself to modern day London life in Trevor Nunn’s production of Volpone at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in July 2015

The Jew of Malta

Religious hypocrisy and personal vengeance threaten the future of peace on a small island nation when The Jew of Malta opens at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in March 2015.

Othello

Rightly regarded as one of Shakespeare’s finest tragedies, Othello is set to be one of the highlights of the RSC’s 2015 summer season

Death of a Salesman

Celebrating a 100 years since the birth of Arthur Miller, his 1949 play, Death of a Salesman, is surely the greatest American tragedy ever written.

The Christmas Truce

Inspired by events from 100 years ago, Phil Porter’s uplifting new play celebrates a truly remarkable Christmas story about a generation of young men at war during December 1914.

Oppenheimer

Tom Morton-Smith’s new play takes us into the heart of the Manhattan Project where the ambitious and charismatic J Robert Oppenheimer finds himself uniquely placed to spearhead the largest scientific undertaking in all of human history.

Love's Labour's Won

Usually known as Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s sharp and witty comedy Love’s Labour’s Won completes and compliment’s the RSC’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost is sure to be one of this winter’s highlights at the recently renovated Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The Roaring Girl

Last performed by us in 1983 with Helen Mirren in the title role, The Roaring Girl makes a welcome return to the Swan Theatre, directed by Jo Davies.