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Compiled by Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Season Preview: The RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon Autumn/Winter 2019/20
After a Spring and Summer season packed with no less than three Shakespeare’s we move into the Autumn with a big production of David Walliam’s The Boy in the Dress plus these:
King John (19th September to 21st March)
This rarely performed play which covers the reign of King John in the early thirteenth century is part of The RSC’s intent to perform all of Shakespeare’s plays in Stratford-upon-Avon. With Richard the Lionheart dead, his brother John has become King amidst a fuss of lineage which turns into a war.
Book tickets here: rsc.org.uk/king-john
The Merchant of Venice (30th September to 5th October)
This production which is at Swan Theatre for one week is a First Encounter production aimed at 7-13 year olds, and acts as an introduction to the world of Shakespeare. For many attending this is their first ever live theatre experience.
Find out more here: rsc.org.uk/first-encounters-the-merchant-of-venice
A Museum in Baghdad (11th October to 25th January)
A new play by Hannah Khalil directed by Erica Whyman, explores a museum first created in 1926 by archaeologist Gertrude Bell and in 2006 Ghalia Hussein is trying to reopen the museum after looting during the Iraq war.
Get tickets here: rsc.org.uk/a-museum-in-baghdad
The Boy in the Dress (8th November to 8th March)
Talented 12 year old footballer Dennis misses his mum, he has a memento of her in the form of a photo of her in a yellow dress. His friend Lisa takes him to her house and gets him to play dress up. Using the alter ego of Denise he heads to school. Will they spot who the new girl really is?
Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, David Walliam’s first book is transformed into a full musical with songs by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers and a script by former RSC playwright in residence Mark Ravenhill.
Tickets here: rsc.org.uk/the-boy-in-the-dress
The Whip (1st February to 21st March)
2020 sees another new play in the form of The Whip written by Juliet Gilkes Romero exploring the 19th century slave trade and the political scene around this time 200 years ago.
Get tickets here: rsc.org.uk/the-whip
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When not writing about theatre for BrumHour, or producing Interval Theatre for Brum Radio Tuesdays at 3pm brumradio.com/intervaltheatre. Dave Massey can be found eating crisps and claiming to be at the gym. And tweeting about Birmingham for #BrumHour.