Talking Shakespeare

Join Gregory Doran and special guests as they talk about Shakespeare.

An exclusive series of online, live events for RSC SubscribersMembers and Patrons. Our Artistic Director Gregory Doran invites some very special guests and RSC Associate and Honorary Associate Artists to join him to talk about Shakespeare, their memories of the RSC and more.

Please note, these events take place on the online platform Zoom. We'll email details of how to watch before each event starts. Tickets are free, but we would encourage all ticket buyers to make a donation of £10 to the Keep Your RSC campaign.

Our previous guests included Judi Dench, Ray Fearon, Harriet Walter, Patrick Stewart, Alexandra Gilbreath, David Tennant, Adjoa Andoh, Simon Russell Beale, Antony Sher, David Suchet, Juliet Stevenson, Paterson Joseph, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren and Roger Allam.

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Talking Shakespeare returns in March

To mark the 60th anniversary of the granting of our Royal Charter, Artistic Director Gregory Doran presents three special episodes of Talking Shakespeare where he will be joined by his predecessors - Michael Boyd, Adrian Noble and Trevor Nunn - to talk about their shared love of Shakespeare, memories of their time as Artistic Director of the RSC and more.

  • MICHAEL BOYD - 8 MARCH, 6-7PM GMT

    SITEFINITY - TS - Michael BoydMichael Boyd was Artistic Director of the RSC from 2002 until 2012. Michael led two of the RSC’s largest projects. The Transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre which created a more intimate theatre experience and the Complete Works of Shakespeare Festival where all sonnets, poems and plays by Shakespeare were performed in a yearlong collaboration with other theatre companies. 

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  • ADRIAN NOBLE - 15 MARCH, 6-7PM GMT

    SITEFINITY - TS - Adrian Noble

    Adrian Noble was Artistic Director of the RSC from 1991 until 2003. During his tenure at the RSC Adrian won the Globe Award for Best Director for his production of A Winter’s Tale, his successful production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream transferred to Broadway and was adapted into a film. Adrian also oversaw the rebuilding of The Other Place as a permanent structure. 

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  • TREVOR NUNN - 22 MARCH, 6-7PM GMT

    SITEFINITY - TS - Trevor Nunn

    Trevor Nunn was Artistic Director of the RSC from 1968 until 1986, jointly with Terry Hands for the latter eight years. Trevor directed the first English production of Les Miserables. He also directed the groundbreaking production of Macbeth in 1976 with Ian McKellen and Judi Dench. Trevor won a Laurence Olivier Award and four Tony Awards for his eight-and-a-half-hour long production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

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