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FEBRUARY HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES AT THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

FEBRUARY HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES AT THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY – FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
www.rsc.org.uk/events/february-half-term-activities
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Highlights include:

  • To coincide with the RSC’s forthcoming production of Macbeth, young people can enjoy a range of activities inspired by Shakespeare’s famous play
  • Learn more about how to uncover the different sounds and techniques connected with voice through games and exercises
  • Get creative and enjoy an array of free drop-in activities

Blood, Guts and Gore: £3.50 adults, £2.50 child, The Other Place, Event Space
Monday 19 February, 11.30am-12.30pm
Join former RSC Head of Wigs and Make-up, Brenda Leedham, as she talks about the tricks of the trade and how bruises, cuts and scars are created. Suitable for all ages and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Play in a Day: Macbeth, £28, Clore Learning Centre
Tuesday 20 February, 10am-4.30pm
To coincide with the RSC’s forthcoming production of Macbeth – young people can create their own shortened version of the Shakespeare play in just one day with help from an RSC expert. After family and friends can also enjoy a short presentation. For ages 11-12 who can attend without their parents or carers.

Introduce: Macbeth, £3.50 adults, £2.50 children, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Wednesday 21 February, 11am-11.45am
Take part in this fun and active session and introduce your child to scenes and themes from Shakespeare’s famous play through simple rehearsal techniques. Suitable for ages four to eight and their parent or guardian.

Discover: Macbeth, £3.50 adults, £2.50 child, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Wednesday 21 February, 2pm-3.30pm
Discover the stories and themes of Shakespeare’s brooding play, Macbeth, as you work as an actor does on your feet. Suitable for ages eight to 12 and their parent or guardian.

Voice Workshop: 8-12 years, £9, Clore Learning Centre                     
Thursday 22 February, 10.30am-12pm
Young people can find their voice and uncover different sounds and techniques through games and exercises with an RSC vocal expert. Suitable for those aged between 8-12 years who can attend without their parents or carers.

Craft Workshop: Colonnade, FREE, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Thursday 22 February, 11am-4pm
Get creative and enjoy our free drop-in craft workshop. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Play in a Day: Macbeth, £28, Clore Learning Centre
Friday 23 February, 10am-4.30pm
Create a shortened version of Shakespeare’s well known play in just one day with help from an RSC expert and then show off your work to family and friends.

Kate’s Storytree: FREE, Upper Foyer, The Other Place
Friday 23 February, 10am-10.30am and again at 11.30am-12noon
Families can enjoy a special story time at these 30 minute sessions about tales old and new which are suitable for children under five. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

OTHER EVENTS AVAILABLE OVER FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
Families can have fun at The Play’s The Thing, the RSC’s family friendly exhibition in Stratford-upon-Avon. Come along and discover the secrets and stories behind the making of the RSC’s world famous productions.Check out beautifully crafted costumes and props, try on virtual costumes, discover gory stage tricks and how sound effects are made, and experience how RSC productions are staged through interactive hands-on activities. Children go free throughout the Warwickshire school holidays: 19 February – 23 February.  For more information visit -  www.rsc.org.uk/the-plays-the-thing/about-the-exhibition

COMING SOON
This February half-term the RSC is also inviting young people from 13-17 years of age to their free exhibition in the PACCAR room where they can share their creativity, ideas and innovation. More to follow.

Notes to Editors:
Issue date: 9 November 2017 
Dean Asker, RSC Press and Communications Officer 01789 412660, dean.asker@rsc.org.uk

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Directed by Polly Findlay
13 March – 22 September 2018: Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Press night: Tuesday 20 March, 7pm

The redevelopment of the Swan Wing and The Play's The Thing exhibition are generously supported by the HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND

The Play's The Thing exhibition is generously supported by UBS

The work of the RSC Education Department is generously supported by PAUL HAMLYN FOUNDATION, THE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER FOUNDATION, THE POLONSKY FOUNDATION and THE ERNEST COOK TRUST.

 

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