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  • Richard III

    Richard III (RSC)

    Power-hungry Richard, Duke of Gloucester, plots, manipulates and murders his way to the throne in Shakespeare's brilliant expose of this infamous monarch. This production was directed by Roxana Silbert.

  • King John

    King John (RSC)

    King John's claim to the throne is challenged by France, which threatens war unless he steps aside in favour of his nephew, Arthur. A bitter, political struggle ensues as a weakened King clings to power, no matter what the cost. Directed by Maria Aberg.

  • A Soldier in Every Son

    A Soldier In Every Son – The Rise of the Aztecs (RSC and Compañía Nacional de Teatro de México)

    Spanning a century and based on true events chronicled in the Aztec codices, A Soldier In Every Son – The Rise of the Aztecs was closely inspired by Shakespeare's history plays. Directed by Roxana Silbert.

  • I, Cinna (the Poet)

    I, Cinna (The Poet) (RSC)

    Written for ages 11+, I, Cinna (The Poet) is Shakespeare's Julius Caesar told through the eyes of a jigging fool. I, Cinna was part of a series of solo shows written and directed by Tim Crouch inspired by Shakespeare's lesser characters, including I, Peaseblossom and I, Malvolio (RSC, 2011).

  • In a Pickle

    In A Pickle (Oily Cart)

    Inspired by The Winter's Tale, In A Pickle was written and directed by Tim Webb for Oily Cart. A theatre experience for children aged two to four, their families and friends; this production took young audiences on a voyage of discovery through the landscapes of Shakespeare's imagination.

  • Troilus and Cressida

    Troilus and Cressida (RSC and The Wooster Group)

    Shakespeare's epic Trojan play about love, war and politics. Elizabeth LeCompte and Mark Ravenhill co-directed an Anglo-American company in a groundbreaking, multi-media collaboration between The Wooster Group and the RSC.

    New York-based The Wooster Group is well known for its experimental and innovative style. Mark Ravenhill is the RSC's current Writer in Residence.

  • House of Fairytales

    Adventure of the Missing Manuscript (The House of Fairy Tales)

    Young visitors could pick up their Adventure of the Missing Manuscript map from the theatre and go on a trail taking  around the RSC buildings, gardens and Stratford-upon-Avon town centre.

    They could also visit Shakespeare's Mind Theatre in the Swan Room, using the Story Generator Machine to create their own story, get ideas for props and costumes, create sound effects and perform their play in the Shadow Theatre.

  • A Tender Thing

    A Tender Thing (RSC)

    Using Shakespeare's text as a starting point, Ben Power created an achingly beautiful version of Romeo and Juliet that tells the story of two older lovers.

    Helena Kaut-Howson directed Richard McCabe and Kathryn Hunter in the roles of Romeo and Juliet.

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