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HALLOWEEN HALF TERM FUN AT THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

OCTOBER HALF TERM ACTIVITIES AT THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
TO BOOK TICKETS CALL 01789 403493
www.rsc.org.uk/october-half-term
TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER – 2 NOVEMBER 2018

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is offering families a whole host of exciting activities this October half-term.  

Highlights include: 

  • Take part in a gloriously grisly Halloween, with a day full of all things mythical and gory. Start the day learning how to fight like a Trojan with our stage fighting workshop, make your grisly battle wounds come to life with our Blood, Guts and Gore workshop and finish the day making a mythical monster, all inspired by Shakespeare’s play of war, Troilus and Cressida
  • Feel the rhythm of battle as you work together to create a resounding beat to a scene from Troilus and Cressida

Discover: Play in a Day
£28, Clore Learning Centre 
Monday 29 October, 10am - 4.30pm.
Create your very own shortened version of Troilus and Cressida, with help from an RSC expert. Friends and family are welcome to attend at 4pm as both groups come together to perform their versions of the play. Suitable for ages 11 - 13 years.

Explore: Play in a Day
£28, Clore Learning Centre 
Monday 29 October, 10am - 4.30pm.
Create your very own shortened version of Troilus and Cressida, with help from an RSC expert. Friends and family are welcome to attend at 4pm as both groups come together to perform their versions of the play. Suitable for ages 13 - 17 years.

Introduce: Theatre Games
£3.50 adult, £2.50 child, The Gatsby Rehearsal Room, The Other Place
Monday 29 October, 11 - 11.45am
Come and play fun theatre games with an RSC actor. Suitable for children aged 4-8 to attend with their parent or guardian.

Explore: Voice and Text
£28, Gatsby Rehearsal Room, The Other Place
Tuesday 30 October, 10am – 4pm
A practical workshop exploring how to use your voice in performance. Using some of the great persuasive speeches in Troilus and Cressida alongside other texts from Shakespeare, you’ll learn practical skills for delivering a great speech. Suitable for ages 13-17.

Discover: Creating Portraits
£5 adult, £4 child, Upper Circle Bar, RST
Tuesday 30 October, 2 – 4pm
Take inspiration from our free exhibition, In My Shoes and create your own portrait using different materials. Suitable for children aged 8-12 to attend with their parent or guardian.

Blood, Guts and Gore
£3.50 adult, £2.50 child, The Event Space, The Other Place
Wednesday 31 October, 11am - 12pm.
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 to attend with their parent or guardian.

Discover: Sword Fighting  
£4 adult, £3 child, The Gatsby Rehearsal Room, The Other Place
Wednesday 31 October, 12.30 – 1.30pm
Learn to fight like a Trojan! Learning safe techniques for fighting on stage, you’ll create the epic war between the Greeks and Trojans. Suitable for children aged 8-12 to attend with their parent or guardian.

Explore: Sword Fighting  
£9, The Gatsby Rehearsal Room, The Other Place
Wednesday 31 October, 2.30 – 4pm
Learn to fight like a Trojan! Learning safe techniques for fighting on stage, you’ll create the epic war between the Greeks and Trojans. Suitable for children aged 13-17.


Drop-In Craft: Mythical Monsters
Free, Swan Theatre Colonnade
Wednesday 31 October, 11am – 4pm
Create your own mythical monster masks from Greek stories like the minotaur. Suitable for all ages.

Discover: The Comedy of Errors
£4 adult, £3 child, Upper Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Thursday 1 November, 10.30am – 12pm
Discover the story and themes in a fun introduction to the play. Suitable for children aged 8-12 to attend with their parent or guardian.

Discover: Percussion, 10.30am – 12pm
£4 adult, £3 child, The Clore Learning Centre
Friday 2 November
Feel the rhythm of battle as you work together to create a resounding beat to a scene from Troilus and Cressida. Suitable for children aged 8-12 to attend with their parent or guardian.

Explore: Percussion, 2 – 4pm
£9, The Clore Learning Centre
Friday 2 November
Feel the rhythm of battle as you work together to create a resounding beat to a scene from Troilus and Cressida. Suitable for children aged 13-17.

Introduce: The Comedy of Errors
£3.50 adult, £2.50 child, Upper Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Friday 2 November, 11 – 11.45am
Introduce your child to The Comedy of Errors through games and simple rehearsal techniques. Suitable for ages 4-8 to attend with their parent or guardian.

Kate’s Storytree
Free, Upper Foyer, The Other Place
Friday 2 November, 10 – 10.30am and 11.30am – 12pm
Enjoy a storytime adventure inspired by the characters in The Comedy of Errors. Each session lasts 30 minutes. Suitable for under 5s to attend with their parent or guardian.

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Notes to Editors:

The RSC is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

For more information about this press release please contact Emily Magdij on 01789 412657, 07920 541729 or Emily.magdij@rsc.org.uk

The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world.  We produce an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers.  

Everyone at the RSC - from actors to armourers, musicians to technicians - plays a part in creating the world you see on stage.  All our productions begin life at our Stratford workshops and theatres and we bring them to the widest possible audience through our touring, residencies, live broadcasts and online activity. So wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work made in Shakespeare’s home town.  

We have trained generations of the very best theatre makers and we continue to nurture the talent of the future. We encourage everyone to enjoy a lifelong relationship with Shakespeare and live theatre.  We reach 530,000 children and young people annually through our education work, transforming their experiences in the classroom, in performance and online.  Registered charity no. 212481 www.rsc.org.uk.

Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk

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