Join us for the first day of the RSC Open Stages National Showcase as we celebrate amateur theatre.
Baba Shakespeare performed by The Tower Theatre Company
Courtyard Theatre, 7.30pm
Friday 13 July
Tickets cost £5
Baba Shakespeare by Emmeline Winterbotham suggested by the Merchant Ivory film 'Shakespeare Wallah' of 1965.
Inspired by the real-life experiences of the Kendal family, Baba Shakespeare follows a troupe of travelling British players in 1960s India as they journey from desert palace to hill station, performing Shakespeare amid declining audiences, changing circumstances and ever more slender means.
While the Buckingham's fight to come to terms with a changing world, their struggle is mirrored in the love tangle between daughter Lizzie, Sanju, a handsome Indian playboy, and Manjula, a glamorous Bollywood film star. As the stakes rise on both the private and professional stage, everyone is forced to make painful and far reaching choices about identity and allegiance.
'This original take on an award winning classic film interweaves Shakespeare with the colour and spectacle of Bollywood-inspired music and dance.'
To book tickets please call the RSC Box Office on 0844 800 1110 or book online
Why not make the most of your day and book on to one of our full day workshops at the Clore Learning Centre. For just £15 you can see the evening show and work with an RSC practitioner on either voice, movement, stage combat or directing. Find out more about the workshops available.