Roundhouse Events

11 November 2010

Roundhouse season family events and ticket offer

- Shakespeare Unwrapped – onstage workshops with RSC actors
- Sound and Fury – free pre-matinee Hip-Hop event
- Events run alongside 10-week season of eight Shakespeare plays from 30 November 2010 – 5 February 2011, with family ticket prices on offer
- Young People's Shakespeare productions of Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors specially created for young audiences

Shakespeare Unwrapped – explore the theatre-making process and bring the play to life prior to the seeing the show

Saturday 4 December, 10am – 11am, Romeo and Juliet
Saturday 29 January, 10am – 11am, King Lear

Audiences can see how the RSC brings a play to life with this onstage pre-show session offering an opportunity to learn more about the working practices of the rehearsal room. Members of the Acting Company and Creative Team offer a unique insight into the work that creates the performance you see onstage through directorial, design and technical choices.

Tickets are £5, the event is suitable for ages 12+.


Sound and Fury – free pre-matinee Hip-Hop event

Wednesday 26 January, 12.45pm, Roundhouse foyer spaces

Spoken-word artists, poets and Hip-Hop artists will perform their own Shakespeare-inspired lyrics a capella at this free event in the Roundhouse foyer spaces 30 minutes prior to the matinee performance of Young People's Shakespeare Hamlet. The artists are part of the RSC's London-based Sound and Fury school project exploring the links between modern lyricists and Shakespeare led by RSC Text and Voice Director Cicely Berry CBE and our Education Department.

No booking required.


Family Ticket Prices

Families can see plays during the Roundhouse season at the Family rate of half-price for up to four under 18s accompanying a full-price paying adult. This RSC Family rate is valid for Monday to Friday evening performances and all matinees. It excludes lowest seat price and does not apply to groups. There is a maximum of 8 tickets per transaction.

Young People's Shakespeare productions of Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors

The season includes the RSC's two Young People's Shakespeare (YPS) productions created especially for children and families. Inspired by the Stand Up For Shakespeare campaign which calls for more children and young people to See Shakespeare Live, Start Shakespeare Earlier and Do Shakespeare on their Feet, Hamlet is directed by Tarell Alvin McCraney, and The Comedy of Errors (in association with Told by an Idiot) is directed by Paul Hunter. These shows have already toured schools in the Black Country and London, acclaimed by critics and children alike (“I've rarely seen the myth that schoolchildren find Shakespeare boring so effectively punctured.” The Guardian)

Tickets are £5 for ages 25 and under and £10 for ages 26 and over.


Notes to Editors:

Booking Information

Tickets (including Shakespeare Unwrapped) can be booked at the Roundhouse Box Office either in person at Box Office, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH, by phone 0844 482 8008 (booking fee applies) or online www.roundhouse.org.uk. Family ticket discounts are not available online.


Production images are available free of charge from the EPO on www.epo-online.com


Roundhouse Season at a glance:

Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rupert Goold, RSC Associate Director
Tuesday 30 November 2010 – Saturday 1 January 2011
Press night: Thursday 2 December 2010, 7pm

Antony and Cleopatra
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Boyd, RSC Artistic Director
Wednesday 8 December – Thursday 30 December 2010
Press night: Friday 10 December 2010, 7pm

The Winter's Tale
By William Shakespeare
Directed by David Farr, RSC Associate Director
Tuesday 14 December 2010 – Saturday 1 January 2011
Press night: Thursday 16 December 2010, 7pm

Julius Caesar
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lucy Bailey
Thursday 6 January – Saturday 5 February 2011
Press night: Monday 10 January 2011, 7pm

As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Boyd
Thursday 13 January – Saturday 5 February 2011
Press night: Monday 17 January 2011, 7pm

King Lear
By William Shakespeare
Directed by David Farr, RSC Associate Director
Friday 21 January – Friday 4 February 2011
Press night: Tuesday 25 January 2011, 7pm

Young People's Shakespeare productions:

Hamlet
By William Shakespeare, edited by Tarell Alvin McCraney and Bijan Shebani
Directed by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Associate Director Michael Fentiman
Performances on Saturday 18 December at 10.30am and Wednesday 26 January, 1.15pm

The Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare, edited by Gary Owen, in association with Told by an Idiot
Directed by Paul Hunter
Performances on Tuesday 21 December at 1.15pm and Tuesday 1 February at 1.15pm

Fore more information please contact Alex Turner, RSC London Press & Marketing Assistant, at 020 7845 0513 or alexander.turner@rsc.org.uk

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