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Season Preview: The RSC Spring/Summer 2022
Having begun 2022 with Much Ado About Nothing, The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are looking towards their next four Shakespeare productions across Spring and Summer. Tours of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre have returned to The RSC. Find out more here: rsc.org.uk/your-visit/theatre-tours
Henry VI: Rebellion (1st April to 28th May)
Directed by Owen Horsley in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
About this production The RSC which forms the 2nd part of the Henry VI trilogy says:
Originally titled The First Part of the Contention betwixt the two famous houses of York and Lancaster and labelled Henry VI: Part Two when first published, Henry VI: Rebellion hurtles through one of the most turbulent periods in English history, asking the question: can the people ever really decide their own future?
This fresh new take on Henry VI: Part Two will see a professional cast of 26 work alongside 96 members of the Royal Shakespeare Community including young performers from the RSC’s Next Generation Act company and adults from RSC Shakespeare Nation participation programme.
Tickets here: rsc.org.uk/henry-vi-rebellion
Wars of the Roses (11th April to 4th June)
Directed by Owen Horsley.
About Wars of the Roses, The RSC says:
Inspired by Henry VI Part Three, director Owen Horsley will present the dramatic conclusion to Shakespeare’s three-part Henry VI saga, Wars of the Roses.
In this thrilling climax to The Wars of the Roses, the tussle for the English crown escalates to the battlefield and the families of Lancaster and York drench their brutal conflict in sweat and blood.
As power is shunted back and forth, there is deceit, betrayal and murder at every turn. The scene is set for the final chapter as we get our first glimpse of the villainous Duke of Gloucester – soon to become Richard III.
Book tickets at: rsc.org.uk/henry-vi-wars-of-the-roses
Richard III (23th June to 8th October)
Gregory Doran directs Shakespeare’s final instalment of the vivid and enthralling story of the brutal struggle for the English crown, Richard III, running in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
This premiere features Arthur Hughes in the title role of Richard. Arthur said:
‘It’s no exaggeration to say that playing Richard at the RSC is a dream come true. Richard is the most murderous and charismatic character in Shakespeare’s plays, and… he’s disabled!
I’m thrilled not only to be playing this title role at the RSC, but also that a major production of this play is putting disability centre stage. It’s sadly rare in many plays to find a leading disabled character, and with this production I hope we prove that disabled talent deserves to be in the spotlight.”
Tickets here: rsc.org.uk/richard-iii
All’s Well That Ends Well (16th August to 8th October)
Blanche McIntyre’s contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s dark comedy All’s Well That Ends Well, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Director Blanche McIntyre said:
I am so excited to have the chance to direct Shakespeare’s most modern comedy at the RSC. All’s Well that Ends Well, as full of grief and nostalgia as romance and adventure, with its story of sexual politics, class prejudice and generation gaps, would always have felt contemporary. But the fantasy relationships and fake identities in the play make it a perfect match for our anxious, idealistic, lonely, social-media-addicted age.
I’m thrilled to be working again with designer Robert Innes Hopkins for our second RSC collaboration. We can promise a fleet footed, inventive, contemporary, colourful production, with one foot in real life and one in the online world. I look forward very much to bringing it to audiences, and I hope they will have a thought provoking as well as entertaining evening.’
Book here: rsc.org.uk/alls-well-that-ends-well
The RSC is based at Waterside, Stratford-Upon-Avon and is a twenty minute walk from the main railway station in the town. The theatre is fairly accessible though it is worth checking for specific performances.