News, Features and Updates

Keep up to date with our latest news, blogs, features and play updates.

From the latest blogs straight from the rehearsal room to our newest casting updates, featured content and other news - check back here to see what's happening.

Death and comedy

20 February 2018

Graeme Brookes writes about acting in two very different plays, The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich and The Duchess of Malfi.

British Sign Language and Shakespeare

20 February 2018

Byron Mondahl talks about the experience of working with Becky Barry, a British Sign Language interpreter, on the Hamlet tour.

Photography competition winners show off their work

20 February 2018

Four talented young photographers are taking rehearsal photos of our shows, after winning the RSC Key Photography Competition.

What place should culture and creative thinking have in education?

19 February 2018

We are taking part in a UK-wide project to find out whether there is a gap in the way children are currently taught about culture and encouraged to think creatively.

Simon Russell Beale receives the Premio Shakespeare award

16 February 2018

The actor, who has played several Shakespeare roles on our stages, most recently as Prospero in The Tempest, has received the award for his Shakespeare work.

Live at the RSC: Emily Barker and Dan Whitehouse

12 February 2018

Join us at The Other Place for an evening of live music with Emily Barker and Dan Whitehouse on Saturday 28 April.

Romeo and Juliet timeline

9 February 2018

Explore the production history of Romeo and Juliet at the RSC through our interactive timeline.

Twelfth Night broadcast in cinemas for Valentine's Day

29 January 2018

Shakespeare's comedy of unrequited love will be broadcast in cinemas around the UK on Valentine's Day (14 February)

Rehearsal photos

6 February 2018

Step in to the rehearsal room with photos from The Duchess of Malfi, directed by Maria Aberg with Joan Iyiola in the title role.

Nicholas Bishop

5 February 2018

Actor Nicholas Bishop talks about his journey into acting, and playing Orsino and Charles Dickens together.

Cast and Creatives

6 December 2017

Find out about the cast and creatives for Romeo and Juliet, directed by Erica Whyman.

The Next Generation take over The Other Place

5 February 2018

40 young people from around the country worked with RSC departments to put on two performances of a scene from Twelfth Night

New evidence that our approach to teaching Shakespeare works

2 February 2018

Studying Shakespeare the RSC way can significantly improve students’ language skills – with some schools reporting better SATS and GCSE English scores.

Live Lesson on Romeo and Juliet

1 February 2018

We brought 17,000 students into our rehearsal room to explore Shakespeare's famous balcony scene.

Paapa Essiedu on BBC Radio 5 Live

29 January 2018

The Hamlet actor was interviewed on the radio this afternoon (30 January) ahead of the Press Night at the Lowry, Salford

Winter 2018 season announced

23 January 2018

Highlights include Troilus and Cressida with music by Evelyn Glennie, Michael Boyd returns to direct Tamburlaine, and Kathryn Hunter plays Timon of Athens.

Relaxed exhibition

26 January 2018

A relaxed version of our exhibition, The Play’s The Thing, so that more people can enjoy our award-winning journey through theatre making in Stratford-upon-Avon.

First Time Fridays

23 January 2018

£10 tickets for first time visitors to the Royal Shakespeare Company

John Barton: 26 November 1928–18 January 2018

18 January 2018

"A Shakespeare genius, a mentor, and I am proud to say, a friend."

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