Royal Shakespeare Co. 2017

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The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, filmed live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon to cinemas around the world! Everyone at the RSC - from actors to armourers, musicians to technicians - plays a part in creating the world you see on stage, so wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work made in Shakespeare's home town.

Angus Jackson, who recently directed the sell-out productions of Oppenheimer and Don Quixote, is the director for RSC's 2017 "Rome Season".

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.

The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

 

Show Times
Thu, Jun 1   7:30pm   Buy Tickets
Sat, Jun 3   1:00pm   Buy Tickets
Tickets
General $20
Lark Theater Members
$16
Child
$10

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Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).

 

Show Times
Wed, Jul 5   7:30pm   Buy Tickets
Sun, Jul 9   1:00pm   Buy Tickets
Tickets
General $20
Lark Theater Members
$16
Child
$10

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Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.

Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society.

Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society.

Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

 

Show Times
Wed, Sep 13   7:30pm   Buy Tickets
Sun, Sep 17   1:00pm   Buy Tickets
Tickets
General $20
Lark Theater Members
$16
Child
$10

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Coriolanus

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.

Caius Martius, Coriolanus, is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.


 

Show Times
Wed, Nov 1   7:30pm   Buy Tickets
Sat, Nov 5   1:00pm   Buy Tickets
Tickets
General $20
Lark Theater Members
$16
Child
$10

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