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Cymbeline

Cymbeline

William Shakespeare

Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both. Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers. Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 15 October 2016
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Barbican Theatre
London
31 October - 17 December 2016
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Stratford-upon-Avon, London
Until 17 December 2016
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The Rover

The Rover

Aphra Behn

Three wandering cavaliers, exiled from Cromwell’s England, meet up in a Spanish colony as carnival begins. Meanwhile three wealthy sisters escape their overbearing brother and disappear into the city in search of love. As night falls and the wine flows, chaos ensues. The Rover was last staged in 1986 as part of the Swan Theatre’s first season. Directed by Loveday Ingram.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 September 2016 - 11 February 2017
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 8 September 2016 to 11 February 2017
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Live at the RSC: Bridget Christie and Andy Hamilton

Live at the RSC: Bridget Christie and Andy Hamilton

Bridget Christie does not wear her feminism lightly. She wears it heavily, like a suit of armour. If you think you’d enjoy a 44 year old woman shouting about gender inequality, in a Gloucester accent, then this is definitely the show for you! Change is an inescapable part of the human condition. Why? Is that fair? Andy Hamilton will teach you how to cope with the changes we have seen and the changes yet to come. Suitable for ages 16+
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
18 September 2016
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Stratford-upon-Avon
18 September 2016
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The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Two Noble Kinsmen

John Fletcher and William Shakespeare

Friendship turns to rivalry in the woods of Athens, as two knights at arms fall instantly in love with the same woman. The stage is set for absurd adventures and painful confusions in this study of the intoxication and strangeness of love. Attributed to Fletcher and Shakespeare, The Two Noble Kinsmen is directed by Blanche McIntyre.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 7 February 2017
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 7 February 2017
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Matilda The Musical
Roald Dahl's

Matilda The Musical

Book: Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical tells the tale of an extraordinary girl who is determined to change her own story, even if it means being a little bit naughty…

Winner of over 50 international awards, including 13 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in London, Australia, on Broadway and on tour around North America.
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London

Cambridge Theatre
Booking until May 2017

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United States of America

Shubert Theatre, New York
Until January 2017

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On Tour around North America
Dates and venues in 2017

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Canada

Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto
Until October 2016

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Australia

On Tour around Australia
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Plays

The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Ben Jonson

When London is hit by an outbreak of the plague, the wealthy Lovewit flees to the country, leaving his townhouse in the hands of his trusted butler, Jeremy. But no sooner has his master left than Jeremy begins turning the house into a den of criminal activity… Polly Findlay directs Jonson's hilarious satire that revels in just how vain we humans can be.
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Barbican Theatre
London
2 September - 1 October 2016
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London
From 2 September to 1 October 2016
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Cymbeline

Cymbeline

William Shakespeare

Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both. Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers. Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 15 October 2016
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Barbican Theatre
London
31 October - 17 December 2016
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Stratford-upon-Avon, London
Until 17 December 2016
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The Dell
Various Theatre Groups

The Dell

RSC

We invite you to join in our summer season in Stratford-upon-Avon and bring your performance to The Dell. Now in its tenth season, we invite you to take part in this exciting and popular season of outdoor shows.

The Dell was launched as part of the Complete Works Festival in 2006 and has hosted more than 250 amateur theatre companies, community groups, schools, universities and professional theatre companies to growing audience numbers of all ages.
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, BMH
Until 28 August 2016
Macbeth, BMH
Until 28 August 2016
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 27 to 28 August 2016
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Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe

Faustus is a brilliant but embittered academic, frustrated with the futility of religion, law and science. He is desperate for a deeper understanding of the universe and for the fame that it will bring. Risking everything, he strikes a deal with Lucifer – infinite knowledge and power in exchange for his soul, signed in blood. Maria Aberg returns to the RSC to direct Marlowe's tale of vanity, greed and damnation.
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Barbican Theatre
London
7 September - 1 October 2016
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London
From 7 September to 1 October 2016
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King Lear

King Lear

William Shakespeare

King Lear has ruled for many years and as age begins to overtake him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. But vanity clouds his judgement and soon he is left alone in the wilderness, confronting the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point... RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs Antony Sher in the title role.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 15 October 2016
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Barbican Theatre
London
10 November - 23 December 2016
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Stratford-upon-Avon, London
Until 23 December 2016
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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

William Shakespeare

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

Following the productions 2014 run in Stratford-upon Avon and a subsequent run in Chichester, the RSC Chichester Festival Theatre productions of Christopher Luscombe’s heart-warming double bill Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado about Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won) will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season.
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Theatre Royal Haymarket
London
12 December 2016 - 18 March 2017
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London
From 12 December 2016 to 18 March 2017
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Matilda The Musical
Roald Dahl's

Matilda The Musical

Book: Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical tells the tale of an extraordinary girl who is determined to change her own story, even if it means being a little bit naughty…

Winner of over 50 international awards, including 13 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in London, Australia, on Broadway and on tour around North America.
Find out more

London

Cambridge Theatre
Booking until May 2017

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United States of America

Shubert Theatre, New York
Until January 2017

BOOK TICKETS

On Tour around North America
Dates and venues in 2017

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Canada

Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto
Until October 2016

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Australia

On Tour around Australia
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London, Other venues
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Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Following a 2014 run in Stratford-upon-Avon and a subsequent in Chichester, the RSC Chichester Festival Theatre productions of the heart-warming double bill Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (or Love's Labour's Won) will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season.

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Theatre Royal Haymarket
London
9 December 2016 - 18 March 2017
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London
From 9 December 2016 to 18 March 2017
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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again

Alice Birch

You are expected to behave…
Use the right words.
Act appropriately.
Don’t break the rules.
Just behave.
This play is not well behaved.
Alice’s play examines the language,
behaviour and forces that shape women
in the 21st century and asks what’s stopping
us from doing something truly radical to
change them.
Please note: this production contains strong
language and scenes of a sexual nature.
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Traverse Theatre
Edinburgh
Until 28 August 2016
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London
31 August - 17 September 2016
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London, Other venues
Until 17 September 2016
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The Rover

The Rover

Aphra Behn

Three wandering cavaliers, exiled from Cromwell’s England, meet up in a Spanish colony as carnival begins. Meanwhile three wealthy sisters escape their overbearing brother and disappear into the city in search of love. As night falls and the wine flows, chaos ensues. The Rover was last staged in 1986 as part of the Swan Theatre’s first season. Directed by Loveday Ingram.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 September 2016 - 11 February 2017
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 8 September 2016 to 11 February 2017
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RSC in Edinburgh

RSC in Edinburgh

The RSC will be at the Traverse Theatre with Alice Birch’s Revolt. She said. Revolt again. The play examines the language, behaviour and forces that shape women in the 21st century and asks what’s stopping us from doing something truly radical to change them.

As part of a series of cinema broadcasts of live theatre, experience seven classic RSC productions at the Assembly Rooms. These productions were captured live on film, offering a unique opportunity to experience your cinema seat.

The Tempest: A New Kind of Wonder
The Royal Shakespeare Company and Intel are collaborating to use the latest digital technology to bring to life Shakespeare’s The Tempest for a new generation. Along with a demonstration of motion capture technology by The Imaginarium Studios, the panel will discuss the innovation and experimentation involved in creating the supernatural elements of the play onstage.
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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again
Until 28 August 2016
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RSC Live From Broadcasts
Until 28 August 2016
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The Tempest: A New Kind of Wonder
Until 28 August 2016
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UK venues
Until 28 August 2016
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The Seven Acts of Mercy

The Seven Acts of Mercy

Anders Lustgarten

Naples, 1606. Inside an unfinished church, a painting is emerging from the darkness - Caravaggio’s first since he killed a man and fled Rome. Bootle, the present day. A retired dock worker teaches his grandson, as their community disintegrates around them. Anders Lustgarten’s visceral new play confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion, in a world where it is in short supply.

This production contains violence and scenes of a sexual nature.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
24 November 2016 - 10 February 2017
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 24 November 2016 to 10 February 2017
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The Tempest

The Tempest

William Shakespeare

On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island …In a unique partnership with Intel we will be using groundbreaking technology to create a world that pushes the technical boundaries of theatre. Simon Russell Beale plays Prospero, directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
8 November 2016 - 21 January 2017
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Stratford-upon-Avon
From 8 November 2016 to 21 January 2017
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The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Two Noble Kinsmen

John Fletcher and William Shakespeare

Friendship turns to rivalry in the woods of Athens, as two knights at arms fall instantly in love with the same woman. The stage is set for absurd adventures and painful confusions in this study of the intoxication and strangeness of love. Attributed to Fletcher and Shakespeare, The Two Noble Kinsmen is directed by Blanche McIntyre.
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Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 7 February 2017
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Stratford-upon-Avon
Until 7 February 2017
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