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WEDNESDAY 27 AUGUST 2014 - WEDNESDAY 03 SEPTEMBER 2014

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Talks, Demos and Readings

Post Show Talkback: The Jew of Malta
Post Show Talkback: The Jew of Malta

Stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions.
FREE

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Swan Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, Tuesday 4 August

Post Show Talkback: Othello
Post Show Talkback: Othello

Stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, Tuesday 11 August

Post Show Talkback: The Merchant of Venice
Post Show Talkback: The Merchant of Venice

Stay on after the show for this discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to ask the questions.
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Onstage in the theatre auditorium, Wednesday 15 July

Family Friendly

Stratford-on-Sea
Stratford-on-Sea

Throughout the summer holidays, relax on our Bancroft Terrace and enjoy the summer weather with our fun seaside-themed activities for all the family.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Saturday 18 July - Sunday 6 September

Summer Family Activities
Summer Family Activities

Lots of things for families to get enjoy during the summer holiday at our home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Saturday 18 July - Sunday 6 September

Family Trail
Family Trail

A trail for all ages to explore the theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon in an easy to follow route. Answer clues as you through the theatre's history, inspirations and stories.

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Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatre

Available from leaflet racks in the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres.

Play Cart
Play Cart

The Play Cart is full of fun activities for all ages to enjoy whilst visiting the theatre. From colouring to making masks, there's a new adventure to be made every time you come.

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Riverside Cafe, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Available all day, every day.

The Dell - Free Theatre

Into the Breach by Mark Carey
Into the Breach by Mark Carey

George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the village Drama Club. Set during the Second World War this nostalgic, funny and moving story is a vivid portrait of village life with all seventeen colourful characters played by one man.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 4 July. Free performance at 12 noon. Running time: 1 hr 25 mins

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stratford to Stratford
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stratford to Stratford

Freedom. Fairies. Love potion. Canals?

Inspired by Britain's waterways, this production is brought to you by thirty 16 - 18 year olds. They have travelled for six days by canal to write, create and rehearse their own version of the play which is set in the industrial revolution.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 4 July. Free performance at 2.30pm. Running time: 45 minutes

The Tempest, Midsummer Madness Theatre Company
The Tempest, Midsummer Madness Theatre Company

Midsummer Madness returns with a wondrous new production of Shakespeare's final, most enchantingly imaginative play. Prepare to be bewitched by the magic, engaged by the trickery and tickled by the foolishness.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 5 July. Free performance at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hour 20 mins

Hamlet, Everyman Youth Theatre
Hamlet, Everyman Youth Theatre

A reduced version of Hamlet performed by an ensemble of young people, and influenced by Berkoff and Orwell's 1984. Everyman Theatre Cardiff have taken part in the RSC Open Stages project.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 11 July. Free performances at 11.45am and 3pm each day. Running time: 1 hour 15 mins

Dirtbag Shakespeare by Heroes Theatre
Dirtbag Shakespeare by Heroes Theatre

Adapted from the hilarious blogs by New York Time bestselling author Mallory Ortberg where Shakespeare's plays are reimagined with a rebellious teenage cast. Dirtbag Shakespeare is a fast paced, funny performance where teenage angst crashes into classical drama.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 12 July. Free performances at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 45 minutes

Romeo and Juliet, Honley Shakespeare Ensemble
Romeo and Juliet, Honley Shakespeare Ensemble

As part of an exchange with pupils from a school in China, this performance will explore the cultural varieties between the two countries. With one country exploring the Montagues and the other the Capulets, there will be music and dance from both cultures, as well as scenes and speeches performed in Chinese.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 18 July. Free performance at 12 noon. Running time: 45 minutes

King Lear, Peterborough Mask Theatre
King Lear, Peterborough Mask Theatre

Set in the Bronze Age, this production focuses on family relationships and sibling resentments. They will perform an abridged version of their production produced as part of the RSC Open Stages project.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 18 July. Free performance at 2.15pm. Running time: 2 hours 10 mins (with interval)

As You Like It, Gobstoppers Theatre Company
As You Like It, Gobstoppers Theatre Company

Centering round the themes of love and the magic and mystery of the forest of Arden, this adaptation of the text explores the comedy between the characters and the dark side of the world outside the forest.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 19 July. Free performance at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hour

As You Like It, Gloucestershire Youth Players
As You Like It, Gloucestershire Youth Players

A tale of jealousy, misplaced love, deceit and redemption; a tale for our times. GYP will perform in the round, and all around you, weaving Shakespeare's tale around the forest. We invite you to join them for laughter, contemplation, even tears.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 25 July. Free performances at 11am and 3pm. Running time: 2 hours

What... You Will? Linlithgow Players
What... You Will? Linlithgow Players

A modern and original re-working of Twelfth Night.
In the Highlands of Scotia, Duke, a love-sick rock star, pines for the reclusive American film star, Olivia. Add a measure of mistaken identity and a confusing love triangle to spice things up and you have all the ingredients for a great romantic comedy. An RSC Open Stages production.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 26 July. Free performance at 12 noon. Running time: 1 hr 29 mins

Macbeth, Royal Navy Theatre Association
Macbeth, Royal Navy Theatre Association

This version, performed by the Royal Navy Theatre Association, depicts Macbeth urged by his wife to kill in order to take command of the Navy flagship. An RSC Open Stages production.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 26 July, Free performance at 3pm. Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

The Tempest, Ingenius Theatre
The Tempest, Ingenius Theatre

A shortened version of Shakespeare's The Tempest that will explore the relationship between fathers and daughters.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 1 August. Free performances at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hour

A Midsummer Night's Dream, MATE Productions
A Midsummer Night's Dream, MATE Productions

Live musicians, original music, dancing fairies, stunning design, a forest of ladders and a talented multi generational company will bring Shakespeare's best loved comic tale of romance and magic to life. An RSC Open Stages production.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 2 August. Free performance at 12 noon. Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

Incarnadine by Chiaroscuro
Incarnadine by Chiaroscuro

The origins of the most formidable pairing in Shakespeare: a young Macbeth loses his heart somewhere between the mists of highland moors and the shadows of courtly intrigue. Dazzling physicality and soundscape combine to tell the haunting tale of the meeting of the Macbeths.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 2 August. Free performance at 3pm. Running time: 1 hour

Henry V, Play in Two Days Company
Henry V, Play in Two Days Company

Sit back and relax to the sounds of Shakespeare's sonnets spoken by RSC actors as you enjoy a trip across the river.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 14 June. Free performance at 5pm. Running time: 20 minutes

Henry V, The King's Troupe
Henry V, The King's Troupe

For the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt the King's Troupe will offer an unusual and exciting glimpse of this period of history as Shakespeare saw it.  With English archers and flamboyant armour-clad French knights, live music and a chorus that has to be seen to be believed. 

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sat 8 August, Free performance at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hr 15 mins

Romeo and Juliet, Oxford University Dramatic Society
Romeo and Juliet, Oxford University Dramatic Society

Violence reigns, and only through violence can order be regained. Gay marriage is legal for now, but as the country sleepwalks into right-wing dystopia, there's no guarantee it will stay that way. One night, Romeo and Juliet, women from two warring households, fall in love and in lust. They arrange to get married immediately.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 9 August. Free performance at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 2 hours

Seven Ages or What You Will, by Shakespeare Live
Seven Ages or What You Will, by Shakespeare Live

Shakespeare meets Dickens's A Christmas Carol as the inebriated Christopher Sly from The Taming of the Shrew encounters the mysterious Will. Taken on a journey through the seven ages of man, Will shows Sly the options he has for the future, good and bad.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 15 August. Free performances at 12 noon and 3.15pm. Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

Macbeth, Athenaeum Limelight Players
Macbeth, Athenaeum Limelight Players

Set after a war with England where three vampiric sirens led by Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft, move through the action, influencing all the other players. Macbeth is a middle-aged General with a beautiful young 'trophy wife' whose slow descent into madness is the result of losing a child, the grief for which she transfers into a vaulting ambition for herself and Macbeth.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 16 August. Free performances at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

Macbeth, Heaton Manor Theatre Project
Macbeth, Heaton Manor Theatre Project

This fast-paced but traditional production packs all the drama, pathos and trees of Shakespeare's most exciting tragedy into an hour. Expect battles, live music, tears and paranormal activity from a committed company of under 18s.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Saturday 22 August. Free performances at 12.45am and 3pm each day. Running time: 1 hour

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arclight Drama Studio Dublin
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Arclight Drama Studio Dublin

Shakespeare's popular comedy performed with music, song, dance and an Irish twist. It's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sunday 23 August. Free performances at 12 noon and 3pm. Running time: 1 hr 15 mins

As You Like It, BMH Productions
As You Like It, BMH Productions

The award winning BMH Productions put political fallout at the centre of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Where do people's loyalties lie when the limits are pushed? With live song, dance and plenty of merriment!

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sat 29 - Sun 30 August. Free performances at 12 noon (Sat 29) and 3pm (Sun 30). Running time: 1 hour

Twelfth Night, Combat Veteran Players
Twelfth Night, Combat Veteran Players

An award-winning Shakespearean theatre company comprised entirely of ex-Service members who have been living with and overcoming mental or physical injury. The CVP return to The Dell with an edited version of Twelfth Night, created as part of the RSC Open Stages programme.

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The Dell, Avonbank Gardens

Sat 29 - Sun 30 August. Free performances at 3pm (Sat 29) and 12 noon (Sun 30). Running time: 1 hour 30 mins

EXHIBITIONS

Susan Stockwell: Sea-Markings
Susan Stockwell: Sea-Markings

Artist Susan Stockwell takes over the Royal Shakespeare Theatre foyers and gallery with a new exhibition inspired by our Summer 2015 season of plays and the world of sixteenth century Venice.
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PACCAR Room and foyers, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

1 April - 6 September 2015

My RSC Gallery
My RSC Gallery

Discover the winning entries of the My RSC Gallery art competition hidden in the walls of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, created by schools, RSC staff, actors and members of the public.

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