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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
7:30pmApr 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30
May 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
June 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
July 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
Aug 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
2:30pmApr 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, 25, 29
May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 28, 30
June 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, 30
Aug 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
3pmMar 29
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
Aug 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
7pmMar 31
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25
Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8, 15

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Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer

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.

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Vaudeville Theatre
7:30pmMar 30
Apr 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30
May 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
7pmMar 31
2pmApr 1, 4, 9, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
May 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23

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A Mad World My Masters
A Mad World My Masters

Sean Foley's critically acclaimed RSC production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean 'city comedy' A Mad World My Masters, from the 2013 Swan Theatre season in Stratford-upon-Avon, will be revived for a National Tour and a run at the Barbican, London.

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Barbican Theatre
7:30pmApr 29, 30
May 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
2:30pmApr 30
May 2, 7, 9

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TOURING PRODUCTIONS

The Famous Victories of Henry V
The Famous Victories of Henry V

Get involved in the exhilarating adventure of notorious bad boy Prince Hal as he swaps his rebellious life on the streets of London for the battlefields of France to become one of the most famous heroes in British history.

Featuring Shakespeare's original language, this production, which will allow audiences to get involved in the action, is the perfect first encounter with Shakespeare's work for young people aged 8 and upwards.

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UK Tour,

18 June - 16 July 2015

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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.

Supporters booking opens 24 April
Members booking opens from 27 April
Public booking opens 5 May

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Barbican, London

7 Nov 2015 - 24 Jan 2016

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King and Country
King and Country

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.

Supporters booking opens 24 April
Members booking opens from 27 April
Public booking opens 5 May

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Barbican, London

7 Nov 2015 - 24 Jan 2016

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A Mad World My Masters
A Mad World My Masters

Sean Foley's critically acclaimed RSC production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean 'city comedy' A Mad World My Masters, from the 2013 Swan Theatre season in Stratford-upon-Avon, will be revived for a National Tour and a run at the Barbican, London. 

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UK Tour,

26 February - 9 May 2015

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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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Director Talk: Salesman
Director Talk: Salesman

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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The Year of the Fat Knight
The Year of the Fat Knight

Antony Sher gives an up-close and intimate insight into Shakespeare's Falstaff and the RSC at work in this special event marking the publication of his new book, Year of the Fat Knight: The Falstaff Diaries

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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Director Talk: Merchant
Director Talk: Merchant

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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Director Talk: Othello
Director Talk: Othello

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: 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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Director Talk Love
Director Talk Love's Sacrifice

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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Male, pale and stale?
Male, pale and stale?

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

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Swan Theatre

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Unwrap: The Jew of Malta
Unwrap: The Jew of Malta

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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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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Director Talk for Students
Director Talk for Students

Hear from either the director or assistant director about the production. Discussing what decisions have been made for the show, the thoughts behind design and casting choices and what it means to stage the play for a modern audience.

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Clore Learning Centre

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Harriet Walter
Harriet Walter

This season Harriet Walter returns to play the part of Linda Loman in Gregory Doran's production of Death of a Salesman and we are delighted she is coming to speak to us.

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Holy Trinity Parish Centre

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Chawton House Library
Chawton House Library

A visit to Chawton House Library, the home of Edward Austen Knight, followed by a visit to Jane Austen's house in the village of Chawton.

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RSC Friends Events
8:15amJune 12

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Matthew Kelly
Matthew Kelly

Following his distinguished career on stage, including Of Mice and Men for which he received a Laurence Olivier award for Best Actor in 2004, Matthew Kelly makes his RSC debut as part of the Swan Company this summer. We are deligted that he has agreed to come and speak to the Friends.

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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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