A magical elephant and a journey through one of the most turbulent periods of English history.

We announce our Winter 2020/21 season, which opens from October in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Wars of the Roses

We continue our journey through the complete canon of Shakespeare’s work. Artistic Director Gregory Doran and Owen Horsley direct The Wars of the Roses.

Experience the thrill of rebellion, the brutality of battle, the tension of intrigue and ambition without boundaries in this epic event in the Swan Theatre, staging all three Henry VI plays in two parts.

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The Magician’s Elephant

A magician conjures an elephant from the sky, setting off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that it changes life forever. Our brand new musical for all the family reminds us all that even the impossible can be possible when we open our eyes and hearts to those around us.

This new musical adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s heart-breaking and darkly magical children’s book, by Nancy Harris and Marc Teitler, is directed in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Sarah Tipple.

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First Encounters with Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

A hilarious story of heartbreak, hoaxes and hidden identities. We bring Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to life on stage in just 90 minutes as part of our First Encounters with Shakespeare series.

The show is directed and edited by Robin Belfield. It will open at local schools followed by performances in the Swan Theatre, before embarking upon a seven-week tour of schools and regional theatres across England.

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