Christmas round-up

9 September 2013

Royal Shakespeare Company Christmas round up 2013


Wendy & Peter Pan - Ella Hickson gives a fresh new perspective on a much loved JM Barrie children's classic. With Guy Henry, currently known as regular Holby City surgeon Henrik Hanssen, returning to the RSC to play Captain Hook, he is joined by Fiona Button as Wendy and Sam Swann as Peter Pan.

Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies - A much-anticipated double bill of Hilary Mantel's Man Booker prize-winning novels receives its world premiere. Ben Miles returns to the RSC to play Thomas Cromwell, he has most recently been seen on TV in Peter Kosminsky's The Promise and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and will be seen later this year in Sky's new series Dracula. 
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Take part in one of the many EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES in the building. Go on a guided tour; see inspiring art around the building including The Half, a V&A exhibition of photographs by Simon Annand which captures actors preparing for the stage. The exhibition will feature a special selection of photographs for the RSC and opens on Saturday 30 November. Visitors can also discover magical fairies and sprites caught in jam jars around the theatre, created by Davy and Kristin McGuire, Sprite Symphony is a new arts installation opening on 21 November. Take the lift to the top of the theatre Tower and look out over Shakespeare's home town from the 32 m high viewing platform. Some events are free and some pre-bookable from our website.

Eat in our acclaimed ROOFTOP RESTAURANT on the third floor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and enjoy great views over the River Avon. Listed in the 2012 Good Food and Michelin Guides, the Rooftop Restaurant serves up the best of modern British and European fare, using produce from Warwickshire, the West Midlands and around the country. Bar snacks also available including mulled wine and mince pies. Booking: 01789 403449 or (Christmas party bookings now being taken). Alternatively, have delicious homemade sandwiches, cakes and soups in the RIVERSIDE CAFE on the ground floor. Open every day.

Browse round the RSC SHOP either in person or online at Discover our huge range of gift ideas including jewellery, stationery, books, T shirts, Christmas decorations, toys, CDs and merchandise from Matilda The Musical including the soundtrack recording from the original cast.

For someone who loves theatre, there's no better present than RSC Gift Membership from just £18, which offers a number of exclusive benefits such as advance information, priority booking and regular bulletins with all the latest RSC news including new productions, casting updates and special offers.

Alternatively, leave the choice to someone else and buy an RSC Gift Voucher available in any denomination, valid for theatre tickets, Theatre Tours, Tower visits and Membership subscription. Find out more at

Stay at the boutique ARDEN HOTEL, opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The Eden Hotel Collection has refurbished this historic hotel on Waterside in Stratford-upon-Avon which is just a short stroll from the RSC's theatres. Rooms have great views over the river and there are new bar and restaurant facilities.
Booking: 01789 298682 or


See the RSC's Olivier Award Winning Musical in London. Matilda The Musical - the RSC's acclaimed adaptation of Roald Dahl's book with music by Tim Minchin continues its hugely successful run at the Cambridge Theatre in Covent Garden.


For further information, please contact Amy Belson 01789 272622, or Philippa Harland 020 7845 0512.

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