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kING lEAR IN sTRATFORD-UPON-aVON

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

Hamlet

As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet is set to be a hit production in Stratford upon Avon for the whole of spring & summer 2016

Doctor Faustus

Written by Christopher Marlowe, a contemporary of Shakespeare, Doctor Faustus, opens at the Swan Theatre in February 2016.

Henry V

Can the King of England unite his country before the French invasion? Shakespeare’s classic historical play Henry V opens at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in September 2015

Hecuba

A re-imagined version of Euripides’ Greek tragedy Hecuba opens at the Swan theatre in September 2015.

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

Love's Sacrifice

John Ford’s rarely performed play, Love’s sacrifice, is a thrilling revenge tragedy powered by the destructive force of unrequited love

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.

November Theatre News

I saw Memphis last month and OH WOW. If you like soul music and a decent story then it should be on your hit list. Beverley Knight (right) is stunning – even better than she was in The Bodyguard and Killian Donnelly is even better than he was in The Commitments (the part is much more demanding). The original music manages to create songs and tunes that sound like classics,

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

Family Theatre Breaks - Charlie and the chocolate Factory - The Bucket Family

In the past few months we’ve been banging on about the new shows coming this autumn and finally they are arriving: Memphis, White Christmas, Made in Dagenham, Cats and Sunny Afternoon just to name a few. I’m in the fortunate position to see them as they come out: good or bad. You are in the fortunate position to wait until you know whether they are good or bad before you

Stratford-Upon-Avon - Shakespeare Birthplace where the will is to be displayed

Shakespeare Properties in Stratford-Upon-Avon By accident of birth, or as William Shakespeare would say “some vicious mole of nature …wherein they are not guilty, Since nature cannot choose his origin” the sleepy town of Stratford-Upon-Avon was ever destined to side-step obscurity. The town’s place on the tourist trail of Great Britain is thanks to a glover’s son, born in Henley Street, in 1564, who managed to avoid the plague, enjoy

william shakespeare and his plays - 450 years on

As the world starts to celebrate the 450th anniversary year of William Shakespeare’s birth, what were his plays really about and what can they teach us today? Our Stratford-Upon Avon Breaks are popular with couples, families and educational groups but what often scares people away from Shakespeare are the indecipherable plot lines. So with a bit too much time on my hands last night I had some fun with two

henry iv part 2 stratford-upon-avon

As King Henry IV’s health worsens, Prince Hal must choose between royal duty and friendship in the heartbreaking conclusion to Shakespeare’s duo of plays

Wendy and Peter

A welcome return to a magical, captivating adaption of JM Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up in the RSC’s Wendy and Peter