Christmas Roundup 2012

14 August 2012

See brand new productions

The Mouse and His Child - a new adaptation based on the book by Russell Hoban about a clockwork mouse and his child discarded on Christmas day who embark on an epic journey in search of their home. This enthralling tale is a festive family treat.

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare's light-hearted comedy sees Anita Dobson, still best known for her iconic role as Angie in BBC TV's EastEnders, making her RSC debut alongside RSC favourite Desmond Barrit as Falstaff.

The Mouse and His Child (suitable for 7+)
New adaptation by Tamsin Oglesby based on the book by Russell Hoban
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
17 November 2012 – 12 January 2013
Family ticket discount available

The Merry Wives of Windsor
By William Shakespeare
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
25 October 2012 – 12 January 2013

Booking: 0844 800 1110 or online

Experience a different kind of theatre

Take part
in one of the many events and activities in the building. Go on a guided tour, see inspiring art around the building with exhibitions including a magical mirrored maze created by acclaimed artists Bompas & Parr, or drop in and enjoy fun activities for all the family. 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. Booking: 01789 403449 or (Christmas party bookings now being taken). Alternatively, have a lighter meal in the Riverside Cafe on the ground floor. Open every day.

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

Treat your friends to a year-long RSC 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, valid for theatre tickets, Theatre Tours, Tower visits and Membership subscription. Find out more about gifts on our website.

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 online.

On elsewhere

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. Book tickets online.


For further information, please contact Mark Farnan 01789 272438, or Philippa Harland 020 7845 0512.

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