Three Tales from Ovid - Retold by Amber Hsu

Ovid’s stories were written over 2,000 years ago and inspired some of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays.

Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night all have Ovid’s tales woven throughout them. 

These new plays for 8-11 year old children (upper KS2) introduce young audiences to a special selection of three tales from Ovid, adapted by Amber Hsu. The stories introduce a host of intriguing characters, including the real Pyramus and Thisbe (whom Shakespeare turned into Romeo and Juliet and who also feature in A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and a young boy called Phaeton who wants to drive his father's chariot – and take the sun around the earth with him too. 

These classic tales transport us into forgotten worlds and introduce us to characters that we will continue to meet throughout Shakespeare’s plays.

This special performance features staged readings of three tales from Ovid, brought to life by RSC actors. Join us for an unforgettable introduction to Ovid’s stories.  

Supporting education workshops will also be available.    

Dates: 10 and 12 October 2017

Times: 10.30am and 1.30pm 

Venue: The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Price: £10 for adults, £5 for children and young people


To book, please call the Education Ticket Hotline on 01789 403434. This line is answered by a specialist education team available 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday during term time.

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