Director Talks

Discover more about the plays on stage in our pre-show talks with the Director.

We offer talks with members of each show's creative team. These events take place onstage before the show. They are a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, talking about some of the influences and decisions that have created the production.

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From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

  • 5.15pm - 6pm (unless otherwise stated below)
  • Onstage in the theatre auditorium
  • Tickets cost £5

To buy tickets online, use the links below or phone the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 403493.

The Talks

Director Talk: The Duchess of Malfi

Director Talk: The Duchess of Malfi

5:15pm, 7 March 2018

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: Macbeth

Director Talk: Macbeth

5:15pm, 19 March 2018

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: Mrs Rich

Director Talk: Mrs Rich

5:15pm, 2 April 2018

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: Romeo and Juliet

Director Talk: Romeo and Juliet

5:15pm, 30 April 2018

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: King Lear

Director Talk: King Lear

5:15pm, 24 May 2018

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Creative Team Talk: Day of the Living

Creative Team Talk: Day of the Living

6pm, 2 June 2018

The Other Place

A chance to hear members of the Day of the Living creative team in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.
Suitable for ages 14+
Tickets £5

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Creative Team Talk: #WeAreArrested

Creative Team Talk: #WeAreArrested

6pm, 4 June 2018

The Other Place

A chance to hear members of the #WeAreArrested creative team in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.
Suitable for ages 14+
Tickets £5

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Writer & Director Talk: Miss Littlewood

Writer & Director Talk: Miss Littlewood

5:15pm, 2 July 2018

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Director Talk: The Merry Wives of Windsor

5:15pm, 13 August 2018

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: Tamburlaine

Director Talk: Tamburlaine

5pm, 22 August 2018

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Writer and Director Talk: Tartuffe

Writer and Director Talk: Tartuffe

5:15pm, 17 September 2018

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: Troilus and Cressida

Director Talk: Troilus and Cressida

5:15pm, 17 October 2018

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Writer & Director Talk: A Christmas Carol

Writer & Director Talk: A Christmas Carol

5:15pm, 10 December 2018

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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Director Talk: Timon of Athens

Director Talk: Timon of Athens

5:15pm, 12 December 2018

Swan Theatre

We offer talks with members of each production's creative team. These pre-show, onstage events offer a chance to hear the director and/or writer in conversation, revealing some of the influences and decisions that have created the production. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process.

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