Midsummer Mischief at the RSC

We are marking the 40th anniversary of The Other Place this summer with Midsummer Mischief. It will be a festival of new plays written on the theme: 'well behaved women rarely make history'.

The Festival also includes The Tempest, a new co-production with The Ohio State University, directed by Kelly Hunter and developed for children with autism.

The Other Place at The Courtyard Theatre: Midsummer Mischief Festival 14 June – 12 July 2014

The month-long Festival of new plays is inspired by the ethos of the original The Other Place, which began life in a tin shed in 1974 under the visionary leadership of its founding director, Buzz Goodbody.

We've commissioned writers to respond as radically as they would like to our provocation about women - in order to complement the Roaring Girls season in the Swan Theatre.

The programme will include four plays, staged in pairs over two evenings, playing in repertoire with a shared cast in a purpose-built temporary studio on the current Courtyard Theatre stage.

There will also be an exhibition to remember 40 years of The Other Place and opportunities to meet the writers and other theatre artists in residence.

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