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.

Martin Hutson

The Rome season actor talks about playing Cassius and Saturnius, and trying his hand at directing.

A Tale of Two Tables

It’s so good to be back, in two very different shows and looking forward to spending the summer in Stratford with a great bunch of actors. I cannot wait!


The trailer for our 2017 production of Salomé. Playing in the Swan Theatre from 2 June

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 and the composing has started!

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.

Spring Mischief 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.

Q&A with Salomé Director Owen Horsley

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

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