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.

I'm doing Shakespeare!

14 February 2019

Graeme Brookes is back at the RSC for a second season, taking on Shakespeare in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Seduction tips from As You Like It

13 February 2019

Need help getting a date for Valentine's Day? Take some advice from the characters in As You Like It to spice up your love life.

Kunene and the King starts rehearsals in South Africa

13 February 2019

Actors John Kani and Antony Sher met the creative team at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, ahead of the show's run at the Swan Theatre in March.

"We play Tetris with large bits of scenery"

How our scenic resources department turns the director and designer's vision into reality on time, intact and on budget.

Come into the forest...

4 February 2019

As You Like It Director Kimberley Sykes talks about forests, the behaviour of trees and how they inspired her production.

Patrick Drury

29 January 2019

A regular feature of recent RSC productions, Patrick Drury talks to Viv Graver about what happens when good people get caught up in tragedy.

Romeo and Juliet tour starts in Norwich

29 January 2019

Director Erica Whyman's acclaimed production of the tragic romance begins its national tour in Norwich on 29 January.

Holding the mirror up to nature

Gregory Doran speaks to the Observer about making a level playing field for disabled actors with a cast that reflects the nation.

Prop Hire open day

24 January 2019

Goblets, gadgets, thrones and phones! We are opening the doors to our Prop Store in Stratford-upon-Avon this Saturday.

Costume Effects

23 January 2019

How we create costume effects, including blood-drenched dresses and paint-spattered suits.

The Taming of the Shrew rehearsal photos

22 January 2019

Take a peek into the rehearsal room for The Taming of the Shrew in our gallery of rehearsal photos.

There is no size to truth

21 January 2019

Ralph Davis describes the feeling of acting for the cameras as Timon of Athens is filmed for cinema screenings later this year.

Jewellery and Millinery

16 January 2019

Towering headdresses, crazy crowns and top tips for budding milliners - the challenges and triumphs of our Jewellery and Millinery department.

Timon of Athens trailer

14 January 2019

'Stunning. Really, really amazing...' watch the new trailer for Timon of Athens directed by Simon Godwin and with Kathryn Hunter in the title role.

How will audiences experience live performance in the future?

10 January 2019

We are leading a unique team of UK creative industry specialists, pooling our expertise to develop immersive performance experiences for audiences around the world.

No time to overthink

8 January 2019

Ralph takes us through the excitement and challenge of performing in the understudy run of Timon of Athens.

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