Join Gregory Doran and special guests as they talk about Shakespeare.

An exclusive series of online, live events for RSC Subscribers, Members and Patrons. With our theatres sadly closed, RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran has invited some very special guests and RSC Associate and Honorary Associate Artists to join him to talk about Shakespeare, their memories of the RSC and more.

Guests include Judi Dench, Ray Fearon, Harriet Walter, Patrick Stewart, David Tennant, Adjoa Andoh, Simon Russell Beale, Paterson Joseph and Alexandra Gilbreath, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets are free but we ask you to consider making a £10 or more donation for each event to the Keep Your RSC Campaign. 


David Tennant – 17 August, 5-6pm

David made his debut with the RSC as Touchstone in Steven Pimlott’s production of As You Like It in 1996. Other RSC roles include Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (2000), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (2000), Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2001), Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost (2008), Hamlet (2008) and Richard II (2014 and 2016). His many TV credits include Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Good Omens and Staged.

Adjoa Andoh – 24 August, 5-6pm

Adjoa made her RSC debut in 1993 as Agydas in Terry Hands’ production of Tamburlaine. Shakespeare roles with the RSC also include Portia in Julius Caesar (2012) and Ulysses in Troilus and Cressida (2018). She recently played the title role in Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe and Casca in Bridge Theatre’s Julius Caesar.

Simon Russell Beale – 31 August, 5-6pm

Simon started his stage career at the RSC and in 1990 received commendation at the first Ian Charleson Awards for his performances in The SeagullTroilus and Cressida and the title role of Edward II. His most recent role at the RSC was Prospero in The Tempest, a ground-breaking production in collaboration with Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios, which included live motion capture on the stage. He has played most of Shakespeare’s leading men and was knighted in 2019 for his services to theatre.

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