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Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical

Matilda the Musical is the multi-award winning musical inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical tells the tale of an extraordinary girl who is determined to change her own story, even if it means being a little bit naughty…

Winner of 50 international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences of all ages in both London and on Broadway.

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Cambridge Theatre
7:30pmAug 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29
Sep 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30
Oct 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31
Nov 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
Dec 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
Jan 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
Feb 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
Mar 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
Apr 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
May 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
2:30pmAug 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Sep 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Oct 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 29, 31
Nov 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Dec 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
Jan 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Feb 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 27
Mar 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Apr 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
3pmAug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Dec 6, 13, 20, 27
Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
Apr 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
7pmAug 4, 11, 18, 25
Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8, 15
Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24

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Henry V
Henry V

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people.

Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare’s History Plays with Henry V, performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmNov 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30
Dec 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 18, 19, 23, 30
1:30pmNov 12, 14, 19, 21, 28
Dec 5, 19
7pmNov 11

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Henry IV Part I
Henry IV Part I

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to the Company to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's thrilling and comic vision of a nation in turmoil.

In Part I, Henry prepares for the onset of war with Prince Hal and Falstaff thrust into the brutality of the battlefield.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmDec 12, 16, 21, 28
1:30pmDec 17, 22, 29

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Henry IV Part II
Henry IV Part II

King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface.

Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heart breaking conclusion to this epic pair of plays.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmDec 14, 15, 17, 22, 29

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Richard II
Richard II

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant as Richard II. Richard II is the first production in a new cycle of Shakespeare’s History Plays, directed by Gregory, that will be performed over the coming seasons. David is joined in the company by Oliver Ford Davies, both of whom appeared in the acclaimed 2008 Hamlet.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmJan 7, 8, 9
1:30pmJan 9
2pmJan 10

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King and Country: Cycle A
King and Country: Cycle A

Our residency at the Barbican culminates in January 2016 with a major theatrical event to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death: KING AND COUNTRY: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings - a complete 4-play season cycle of all four productions in repertoire.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmJan 12

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King and Country: Cycle B
King and Country: Cycle B

Our residency at the Barbican culminates in January 2016 with a major theatrical event to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death: KING AND COUNTRY: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings - a complete 4-play season cycle of all four productions in repertoire.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmJan 15

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King and Country: Cycle C
King and Country: Cycle C

Our residency at the Barbican culminates in January 2016 with a major theatrical event to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death: KING AND COUNTRY: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings - a complete 4-play season cycle of all four productions in repertoire.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmJan 19

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King and Country: Cycle D
King and Country: Cycle D

Our residency at the Barbican culminates in January 2016 with a major theatrical event to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death: KING AND COUNTRY: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings - a complete 4-play season cycle of all four productions in repertoire.

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Barbican Theatre
7:15pmJan 22

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EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Talks, Demos and Readings

Blood Guts and Gore
Blood Guts and Gore

A demonstration of how to create fake bruises, cuts and scars. Willing participants will be required!
Suitable for all ages.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Open Set Changeover: RST
Open Set Changeover: RST

Watch the RSC Production Teams turn the set around from one play into another and learn about the process of creating the sets you see.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Unwrap: Othello
Unwrap: Othello

Join members of the creative team and acting company as they demonstrate some of the rehearsal processes used to lift theplay from the page to the stage.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Unwrap: The Merchant of Venice
Unwrap: The Merchant of Venice

Join members of the creative team and acting company as they demonstrate some of the rehearsal processes used to lift theplay from the page to the stage.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Director Talk: Henry V
Director Talk: Henry V

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Unwrap: Henry V
Unwrap: Henry V

Join members of the creative team and acting company as they demonstrate some of therehearsal processes used to lift theplay from the page to the stage.
Suitable for ages 12+

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Director Talk: Peter Pan
Director Talk: Peter Pan

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Open Set Changeover: Swan
Open Set Changeover: Swan

Watch the RSC Production Teams turn the set around from one play into another and learn about the process of creating the sets you see.

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Swan Theatre

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Othello: A racist play?
Othello: A racist play?

A panel discussion around the themes raised in the summer season.

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Swan Theatre

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Unwrap: Volpone
Unwrap: Volpone

Join members of the creative team and acting company as they demonstrate some of the rehearsal processes used to lift theplay from the page to the stage.

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Swan Theatre

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Anti-Semitic plays?
Anti-Semitic plays?

A panel discussion around the themes raised in the summer season.

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Swan Theatre

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Writer Director Talk:Hecuba
Writer Director Talk:Hecuba

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Swan Theatre

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Director Talk:Love for Love
Director Talk:Love for Love

A chance to hear the director of the play in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Swan Theatre

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Writer Director Talk: Anne
Writer Director Talk: Anne

A chance to hear the writer and director of the Queen Anne in conversation, talking about the decisions they have made bringing the play to the stage.

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Swan Theatre

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RSC Friends: Henry Goodman
RSC Friends: Henry Goodman

When Henry Goodman was playing Richard III back in 2003, he was a very interesting guest at one of our events. We are especially glad that he has accepted our invitation to make a return visit whilst he is appearing in the title role of Volpone at the Swan Theatre this summer.

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Holy Trinity Parish Centre

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RSC Summer School
RSC Summer School

Now in its 68th year, this celebrated week-long course offers participants insights into current productions and the theatre-making process with talks by actors and directors.

Suitable for ages 18+

The RSC Summer School runs from Sunday 16 - Friday 21 August 2015.

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The Shakespeare Institute

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RSC Friends: Carlyle
RSC Friends: Carlyle's House

A visit to Carlyle's house,the home of celebrity Victorian couple Thomas and Jane Carlyle which was visited by their distinguished friends including Dickens, Ruskin, Gaskell, the Brownings and many others.

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RSC Friends Events
11:15amOct 3

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Unwrap:Henry V at the Barbican
Unwrap:Henry V at the Barbican

Join members of the creative team and acting company as they demonstrate some of therehearsal processes used to lift theplay from the page to the stage.
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Barbican Theatre
10:30amNov 21

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Education

Henry V 6th Form Conference
Henry V 6th Form Conference

For students aged 16+, we currently offer sixth-form and undergraduate conferences and courses which are opportunities to explore Shakespeare's plays and/or theatre-making in more depth.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Insight Into:Wendy & Peter Pan
Insight Into:Wendy & Peter Pan

Pre-show sessions in the theatre with members of the acting company and creative teams which explore how text has been brought to life on stage and the range of interpretative choices available to the director and actors. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the production.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Peter Pan Primary Open Day
Peter Pan Primary Open Day

The RSC opens its doors to primary students to unlock the process of creating and staging Wendy & Peter Pan.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Volpone Sixth Form Conference
Volpone Sixth Form Conference

For students aged 16+, we currently offer sixth-form and undergraduate conferences and courses which are opportunities to explore Shakespeare's plays and/or theatre-making in more depth.

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Swan Theatre

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RSC Summer School:18 to 25
RSC Summer School:18 to 25

Dive head first into the RSC this summer with our immersive ensemble experience. Spend 5 days in Stratford-upon-Avon, using All’s Well That Ends Well and Hamlet as a starting point to explore the rehearsal process and really get under the skin of an ensemble company. Led by artists and creative teams from the RSC and featuring sessions on text, voice, movement and more, this practical, intensive course is perfect for English or Drama students aged 18 - 25, or anyone looking to pursue a career in performance.

Running from Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 August 2015

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Clore Learning Centre

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Teaching the Histories
Teaching the Histories

Participants will be introduced to accessible ways of exploring Henry V at KS2. The day will also include transferable strategies which encourage a close study of the text through exploring key scenes and speeches.

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Clore Learning Centre

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Voice and Text Masterclass
Voice and Text Masterclass

This course is designed to give participants an immersive experience of the Text and Voice work of the RSC. It explores the kind of process actors undertake as they interpret and own Shakespeare's language. Over the course of the two days participants will explore the language physically and vocally, uncovering the structures, sounds, rhythms and rhetoric of the language that help actors unlock its meaning.

Runs from Friday 16 - Sat 17 October 2015.

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Clore Learning Centre

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Peter Pan Writing Workshop
Peter Pan Writing Workshop

Join the writer of Wendy & Peter Pan, Ella Hickson, and unlock the secrets behind how writers adapt existing work for a new audience.

This workshops will give students an insight into structuring basic stories for the stage and look at how we use a script to bring characters to life.

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Clore Learning Centre

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Exploring the Histories
Exploring the Histories

Join RSC Education Pracititioners and experts from the Museum of London for firstly an active workshop exploring Henry V,then exploring original tudor artifacts from the museum's collection in a hands on workshop to discover what life was like in Shakespeare's London and finishing with a tour of the medieval gallery.

Museum of London
12pmNov 26
Dec 3

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