It's an exciting month at the RSC, with new shows to enjoy.

Witness the end of a modern classic

It's finally time. Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall trilogy comes to a close as The Mirror and the Light opens at the Gielgud Theatre.

England, 1536. Anne Boleyn’s fate has been sealed by the executioner. Jane Seymour must deliver King Henry a healthy heir. And to the disgust of Henry’s nobles, Thomas Cromwell continues his ruthless ascent from the gutters of Putney to the highest rank beside his master. But Cromwell is vulnerable and his enemies are poised to strike.

The Mirror and the Light runs from 23 September - 28 November. Watch the trailer below to get a taste of what's to come.

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See a musical marvel

We're so excited to see the return of the award-winning Matilda The Musical in London. The show is back at the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September, with booking available into February 2022.

Seen by more than 10 million people across more than 90 cities worldwide, this autumn marks 10 years since Matilda The Musical opened in the West End, so come along and see what all the fuss is about for yourself!

Have a laugh with The Comedy of Errors

Our live, in-person performances of Phillip Breen's The Comedy of Errors continue this month in the new outdoor Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre.

Shakespeare’s fairytale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, was originally due to play in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre last year. Now it gets its time in the sun, with a cast including Jonathan Broadbent and Greg Haiste as the two Dromios.

A man jumps up excitedly in front of an unimpressed soldier.
The Comedy of Errors (2021).
Photo by Pete Le May © RSC Browse and license our images

Don't go hungry

Our Rooftop Restaurant is open and welcoming visitors for pre-show dining ahead of The Comedy of Errors in the Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre. 

Just passing through? Drop in at the Riverside Cafe for takeaway drinks, cakes, sandwiches and snacks from 10am Tuesday-Sunday.

Celebrate Coventry City of Culture

We have joined with Coventry City of Culture Trust to present Faith, a 24-hour invitation to explore what keeps each of us going in tough times, and how people of faith, and of non-religious world views, understand and celebrate the chapters and mysteries of our lives.

The day includes four promenade performances and a ceremony of light, and can be experienced in person and online.

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Faith: Pictured in Millennium Square, Coventry from left to right are Matthew Wait, playwright Chris O’Connell, Katy Stephens, Anand Toora, Grace Wylde, Claire Wetherall, Jack Gardner, Pushpinder Chani and Sarah Callum.
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Get more out of the RSC

Our Patrons are invited to a range of exciting events where they can learn more about the RSC's creative processes, our groundbreaking education work and how their support directly impacts the RSC and our communities.

This month's exclusives include an in-person event with The Mirror and the Light Director Jeremy Herrin and online events around The Comedy of Errors and Much Ado About Nothing.

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