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.

Ovid the Storyteller

Love, violence and transformation - we celebrate the wonderful tales of one of Shakespeare’s greatest inspirations, 2,000 years after his death.

Feeling lucky

It’s the first week of many in Stratford-upon Avon working as composer in residence for the RSC - next step is to actually compose something!

Rehearsal photos

Images from the rehearsals of Vice Versa by Phil Porter playing in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 11 May


Video trailer for the forthcoming production Vice Versa in the Swan Theatre. Written by Phil Porter, directed by Janice Homeyman.

Q&A with Vice Versa writer Phil Porter

The writer of our new comedy, Vice Versa, explains a thing or two about his play, lovingly ripped off from the Roman playwright Plautus.

Matilda tours the UK

Our multi award-winning production of Matilda The Musical will tour the UK and Ireland from March 2018, opening at Leicester Curve.

Tim Pigott-Smith

Our Artistic Director Gregory Doran pays tribute to the actor and RSC Associate Artist Tim Pigott-Smith, who sadly died last week.

Making Mischief Spring Festival

Full details of our Spring Mischief Festival, with two new plays, talks and events and the chance to see research and development in progress.

New education technology partnership

We work with Samsung using technology to inspire a new generation through Shakespeare’s plays.

New objects in The Play's The Thing

From Vivien Leigh to Paapa Essiedu, come on an updated journey through theatre history in The Play's The Thing exhibition.

Matilda The Musical wins 8 awards

The musical, which started life in Stratford-upon-Avon, has scooped eight Green Room awards in Melbourne, including Best Production of a Musical.

Rome MMXVII London Season Announced

Our Rome MMXVII Season of four Shakespeare plays will transfer to the Barbican theatre this November

The plot

We tell the story of Shakespeare's political thriller from the conspiracy against Caesar to his assassination and the defeat of his conspirators.

Beginning's End

I’m feeling a little guilty for my tardiness with this blog. To say I underestimated how busy we’d be with rehearsals is an understatement of Roman proportions.

Are you #teamCaesar or #teamBrutus? Vote Now!

Who would you vote for if you had the choice, Caesar or Brutus? You can now cast your vote in a ballot box outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre!

Upcoming Open Understudy Performance

Do you want the chance to watch an open understudy rehearsal for Julius Caesar?

Q&A with Salomé Director Owen Horsley

Owen Horsley explains his approach to Salomé, casting and why Oscar Wilde's play matters in 2017.

Cast and Creatives

We announce the cast for Titus Andronicus, with David Troughton in the title role.

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