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.

Gregory Doran on the pandemic and looking to the future

3 December 2020

Our Artistic Director talks about the future of the RSC, his own changing understanding of Shakespeare, and the impact of the pandemic.

Grant supports future of our education work in schools

2 December 2020

We've received a major grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) to support the future of our work in schools across the UK.

Theatre, technology and beyond

1 December 2020

We explored the future of live performance through theatre and technology in a session at the Beyond conference this week.

Connecting teachers across the country

30 November 2020

A week of socially distanced drama and connecting teachers together.

Juliet Gilkes Romero wins award for The Whip

25 November 2020

The Alfred Fagon Award is presented each year to a Black British playwright of Caribbean or African descent.

Watch Hamlet on demand in the classroom

17 November 2020

Students can watch Hamlet freed on demand at school until 23 November as part of our Schools' Broadcast series.

RSC Shop reopens

Christmas cards and gifts, as well as DVDs, books and much more.

Get The Boy in the Dress cast recording

All the songs from the show performed by the original cast, as well as two demo versions performed by Robbie Williams.

Tales for Winter: From our place to yours

12 November 2020

Come in from the cold this winter to hear mesmerising tales, both epic and intimate.

HRH the Prince of Wales attends our online AGM

9 November 2020

Our President speaks about his passion for theatre and live performance and offers his support to the RSC and wider theatre industry.

Talking Shakespeare

23 July 2020

Our very special guests chat to Gregory Doran about Shakespeare and their experiences at the RSC.

Local laptop scheme to help young learners

30 October 2020

250 young people in Birmingham and Warwickshire will receive individual laptops and free data to support their learning through the initiative.

What makes a good story? by Aaron Parsons

28 October 2020

In this blog, Aaron Parsons explores storytelling and how The Othello Project hopes to give a voice to those whose stories are often sidelined.

Thank You Mr Speaker by Assad Zaman

26 October 2020

Actor Assad Zaman tells the story of discovering Dadabhai Naoroji, the first Asian MP in the House of Commons, as part of The Othello Project.

Digital teaching in Higher Education

26 October 2020

We’re working with University of Birmingham students on an online project, to help them continue their studies through the pandemic.

Althea by Kemi-Bo Jacobs

23 October 2020

As a Black working class woman in 1950s America, Althea Gibson had all the odds stacked against her, yet she became the first Black player to win Wimbledon along with many other titles.

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