February half term activities

5 February 2013

This February Half Term (Mon 18 – Fri 22 February) the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon is offering audiences and visitors activities for all the family to find out more about making theatre. Workshops include creating a Shakespeare play in a day, stage fighting, how fake wounds are created in stage make up demonstrations, voice workshops and a chance to see behind the scenes with a theatre tour. The Icebook, a miniature theatre show made of paper and light is on every day, plus the very best of British food serving lunch and dinner at the Rooftop Restaurant.

For more information visit www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/events  
To book call box office on 0844 800 1114

Play in a Day
Join us to create your own interpretation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and perform to friends and family.

Days for 8 – 10 years, 11 – 14 years and 15 – 18 years (see below for more details)
The Clore Learning Centre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon
£18 (lunch not included)

The Icebook
Presented by Davy and Kristin McGuire
The Icebook is a miniature theatre show made of paper and light. Using fragile paper cut outs and video projection, The Icebook fuses animation, book art and performance to create an intimate and immersive experience. With a running time of 20 minutes, The Icebook is designed for audiences of up to 12 people.

Suitable for ages 10 years and above
Swan Reading Room, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£6 Adults £4 Children

Family Workshop - Voice
A session with one of our RSC Voice and Text team, exploring Shakespeare's language bringing his text to life.

Suitable for ages 8 years and above
The Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£3 Adults £2 Children

Family Tour of the Theatre
Explore our plays, the theatre making process, Shakespeare and why we have theatre today.

Suitable for all ages
£6.50 Adults £3 Children

Family Workshop – Blood Guts and Gore
A workshop demonstration on creating black eyes, bloody noses and split lips.

Suitable for all ages
The Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£3 Adults £2 Children

Family Workshop – Stage Fighting
Learn how to pull a punch and fake a slap in this introduction to stage fighting.

Suitable for ages 8 years and above
The Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£3 Adults £2 Children

Family Workshop – The Winter's Tale
A practical workshop designed for children and their parents/guardians to introduce and explore the play actively together.

Suitable for ages 8 years and above
The Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£3 Adults £2 Children

Family Workshop - Exit Pursued by a Bear
A workshop for the whole family to join in: use a range of everyday objects to create theatrical images and scenes from The Winter's Tale.

Suitable for all ages
The Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£3 Adults £2 Children

The Story Garden
Fun and interactive storytelling sessions for 4- 8 year olds and their parents/guardians

For ages 3 – 5 and 4 - 8 (see below for more details)
Ruinart Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£3 Adults £2 Children

Tower
Take a trip up the Tower to experience an alternative view across Stratford-upon-Avon and beyond. A lift will take you up to the viewing platform and, as you descend via the stairs, you will discover an exhibition installed on the walls and in the alcoves.The Tower is open daily from 10am until 4pm. Please note the Tower may be closed around Matinee performances in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
£2.50 Adults £1.25 Children

Rooftop Restaurant
Enjoy the very best of British food in relaxed, contemporary and stylish surroundings with stunning panoramic views from the third floor of the Royal Shakespeare Company's recently transformed theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. Our informal yet striking dining room is unlike any other in the Midlands, with a terrace looking out onto the River Avon and surrounding countryside. All dishes are available in half portions for younger guests with family friendly dishes always available, plus all children receive a free Shakespearean activity sheet and set of crayons.

Timetable

Monday 18 February

10am – 4.30pm Play in a Day 8–10yrs

11am 11.30am 12pm 2pm 2.30pm The Icebook
3pm 3.30pm 5.30pm 6pm 6.30pm

11.30am – 12.30pm Family Workshop - Voice

2pm - 3pm Family Workshop - Voice

3pm Family Tour of the Theatre

Tuesday 19 February

10am – 4.30pm Play in a Day 11–14yrs

11am 11.30am 12pm 2pm 2.30pm The Icebook
3pm 3.30pm 5.30pm 6pm 6.30pm

11.30am – 12.30pm Family Workshop – Blood Guts and Gore

2pm - 3pm Family Workshop - Voice

Wednesday 20 February

10am – 4.30pm Play in a Day 15–18 yrs

11am 11.30am 12pm 2pm 2.30pm The Icebook
3pm 3.30pm 5.30pm 6pm 6.30pm

11.30am – 12.30pm Family Workshop – Stage Fighting

2pm – 3pm Family Workshop – Stage Fighting

Thursday 21 February

11.30am – 12.30pm Family Workshop – The Winter's Tale

11.45am Family Tour of the Theatre

11am 11.30am 12pm 2pm 2.30pm The Icebook
3pm 3.30pm 5.30pm 6pm 6.30pm

2pm – 3pm Family Workshop – Exit Pursued by a Bear

Friday 22 February

10.30am – 11.15am The Story Garden 3 – 5 yrs

11am 11.30am 12pm 2pm 2.30pm The Icebook
3pm 3.30pm 5.30pm 6pm 6.30pm

2pm – 2.45pm The Story Garden 6 - 8 yrs

11.30am – 12.30pm Family Workshop – Blood Guts and Gore

11.45am Family Tour of the Theatre

For further information, please contact Amy Belson on 01789 412622 or amy.belson@rsc.org.uk

Notes to Editors

The Winter's Tale
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lucy Bailey

Until 23 February Royal Shakespeare Theatre
UK Tour March – April 2013

Tara Fitzgerald makes her RSC debut in the role of Hermione in a new production of The Winter's Tale directed by Lucy Bailey in The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare's tale of jealousy and forgiveness also sees the return of RSC Associate Artist, Jo Stone-Fewings in the role of Leontes and the RSC debut of Rakie Ayola as Paulina. Music for the production is composed by Jon Boden, lead singer and founder member of contemporary folk band, Bellowhead.

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