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TUESDAY 19 AUGUST 2014 - TUESDAY 26 AUGUST 2014

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Talks, Demos and Readings

Post Show Talkback: The Jew of Malta
Post Show Talkback: The Jew of Malta

Stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions.
FREE

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Swan Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, Tuesday 4 August

Post Show Talkback: Othello
Post Show Talkback: Othello

Stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, Tuesday 11 August

Family Friendly

Stratford-on-Sea
Stratford-on-Sea

Throughout the summer holidays, relax on our Bancroft Terrace and enjoy the summer weather with our fun seaside-themed activities for all the family.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Saturday 18 July - Sunday 6 September

Summer Family Activities
Summer Family Activities

Lots of things for families to get enjoy during the summer holiday at our home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Saturday 18 July - Sunday 6 September

Family Trail
Family Trail

A trail for all ages to explore the theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon in an easy to follow route. Answer clues as you through the theatre's history, inspirations and stories.

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Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatre

Available from leaflet racks in the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres.

Play Cart
Play Cart

The Play Cart is full of fun activities for all ages to enjoy whilst visiting the theatre. From colouring to making masks, there's a new adventure to be made every time you come.

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Riverside Cafe, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Available all day, every day.

The Dell - Free Theatre

A Midsummer Night's Dream, MATE Productions
A Midsummer Night's Dream, MATE Productions

Live musicians, original music, dancing fairies, stunning design, a forest of ladders and a talented multi generational company will bring Shakespeare's best loved comic tale of romance and magic to life. An RSC Open Stages production.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 2 August. Free performance at 12 noon. Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

Incarnadine by Chiaroscuro
Incarnadine by Chiaroscuro

The origins of the most formidable pairing in Shakespeare: a young Macbeth loses his heart somewhere between the mists of highland moors and the shadows of courtly intrigue. Dazzling physicality and soundscape combine to tell the haunting tale of the meeting of the Macbeths.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 2 August. Free performance at 3pm. Running time: 1 hour

Henry V, Play in Two Days Company
Henry V, Play in Two Days Company

Sit back and relax to the sounds of Shakespeare's sonnets spoken by RSC actors as you enjoy a trip across the river.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 14 June. Free performance at 5pm. Running time: 20 minutes

Henry V, The King's Troupe
Henry V, The King's Troupe

For the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt the King's Troupe will offer an unusual and exciting glimpse of this period of history as Shakespeare saw it.  With English archers and flamboyant armour-clad French knights, live music and a chorus that has to be seen to be believed. 

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sat 8 August, Free performance at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hr 15 mins

Romeo and Juliet, Oxford University Dramatic Society
Romeo and Juliet, Oxford University Dramatic Society

Violence reigns, and only through violence can order be regained. Gay marriage is legal for now, but as the country sleepwalks into right-wing dystopia, there's no guarantee it will stay that way. One night, Romeo and Juliet, women from two warring households, fall in love and in lust. They arrange to get married immediately.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 9 August. Free performance at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 2 hours

Seven Ages or What You Will, by Shakespeare Live
Seven Ages or What You Will, by Shakespeare Live

Shakespeare meets Dickens's A Christmas Carol as the inebriated Christopher Sly from The Taming of the Shrew encounters the mysterious Will. Taken on a journey through the seven ages of man, Will shows Sly the options he has for the future, good and bad.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 15 August. Free performances at 12 noon and 3.15pm. Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

Macbeth, Athenaeum Limelight Players
Macbeth, Athenaeum Limelight Players

Set after a war with England where three vampiric sirens led by Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft, move through the action, influencing all the other players. Macbeth is a middle-aged General with a beautiful young 'trophy wife' whose slow descent into madness is the result of losing a child, the grief for which she transfers into a vaulting ambition for herself and Macbeth.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 16 August. Free performances at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

Macbeth, Heaton Manor Theatre Project
Macbeth, Heaton Manor Theatre Project

This fast-paced but traditional production packs all the drama, pathos and trees of Shakespeare's most exciting tragedy into an hour. Expect battles, live music, tears and paranormal activity from a committed company of under 18s.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 22 August. Free performances at 12.45am and 3pm each day. Running time: 1 hour

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arclight Drama Studio Dublin
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arclight Drama Studio Dublin

Shakespeare's popular comedy performed with music, song, dance and an Irish twist. It's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 23 August. Free performances at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hr 15 mins

As You Like It, BMH Productions
As You Like It, BMH Productions

The award winning BMH Productions put political fallout at the centre of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Where do people's loyalties lie when the limits are pushed? With live song, dance and plenty of merriment!

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sat 29 - Sun 30 August. Free performances at 12 noon (Sat 29) and 3pm (Sun 30). Running time: 1 hour

Twelfth Night, Combat Veteran Players
Twelfth Night, Combat Veteran Players

An award-winning Shakespearean theatre company comprised entirely of ex-Service members who have been living with and overcoming mental or physical injury. The CVP return to The Dell with an edited version of Twelfth Night, created as part of the RSC Open Stages programme.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sat 29 - Sun 30 August. Free performances at 3pm (Sat 29) and 12 noon (Sun 30). Running time: 1 hour 30 mins

EXHIBITIONS

Susan Stockwell: Sea-Markings
Susan Stockwell: Sea-Markings

Artist Susan Stockwell takes over the Royal Shakespeare Theatre foyers and gallery with a new exhibition inspired by our Summer 2015 season of plays and the world of sixteenth century Venice.
FREE

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PACCAR Room and foyers, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

1 April - 6 September 2015

My RSC Gallery
My RSC Gallery

Discover the winning entries of the My RSC Gallery art competition hidden in the walls of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, created by schools, RSC staff, actors and members of the public.

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