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23 September 2014 – 14 March 2015
Royal Shakespeare Theatre


Shakespeare's sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, and mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours.

Christopher Luscombe directs one acting company in both Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing).


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3 October 2014 – 14 March 2015
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

Christopher Luscombe directs one acting company in both Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (usually known as Much Ado About Nothing).


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29 November 2014 – 31 January 2015
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Christmas Eve 1914, as the men of the Warwickshire Regiment shelter in their trenches, something astonishing happens. Across no-man's land they hear music. The German soldiers are singing Christmas carols.

Inspired by real events of exactly 100 years ago, RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman directs Phil Porter's uplifting new play for families that celebrates a remarkable Christmas story.


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23 October – 29 November 2014
Swan Theatre


Elizabeth Sawyer is a lonely old woman. Ostracised, harassed and accused of being a witch. In her abject misery, she wishes that she really were bewitched and so able to wreak vengeance. Unluckily, someone with the power to grant that wish is listening.

Gregory Doran directs the final production in the Roaring Girls Season with Eileen Atkins as Elizabeth Sawyer.


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11 December 2014 – 7 March 2015
Swan Theatre

Rowland Lacy loves Rose Oatley but it's not going to work out. An aristocrat and a middle class girl aren't supposed to marry, not least because her parents really don't approve.

Following his acclaimed RSC debut, The Merry Wives of Windsor (2012), Phillip Breen returns to direct Dekker's glorious city comedy of class, conflict and cobblers in love.


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15 January – 7 March 2015
Swan Theatre

Tom Morton-Smith's new play takes us into the heart of the Manhattan Project, exploring tensions between the scientific advances that will shape our understanding of the fabric of the universe, and the justification of their use during wartime, revealing the personal cost of making history.

Directed by Angus Jackson whose recent credits include King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre and Brooklyn Academy of Music.


Season overview

A new season of moving and also funny plays that celebrates our role as a Company who create work by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and our contemporaries on an epic scale, but who also remain proudly rooted in the community of our Warwickshire home.

Gregory Doran, Artistic Director


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