2017-2017 | Royal Shakespeare Company Directed by Gregory Doran
Two sisters are being married off. Bianca is hell-bent on it and can’t wait to fly the nest. Kate, on the other hand, balks at the thought of losing her independence and struggles to think of anything worse. That’s all well and good, but Kate has to marry first for Bianca to be allowed. And whilst Bianca has no shortage of offers, who will get hitched to Kate, the fabulous and ungovernable shrew? Perhaps Petruchio might take her on for a bet: he’s a bit of a gold-digger and as wild and rebellious as our Kate...Read more
2017-2017 | Royal Shakespeare Company Directed by Sean Holmes
Vienna has fallen into disarray, decadence and debauchery after decades of corrupt rule, with justice turning a blind eye. A chaotic city, full of hot heads and hot beds, driven by an alluring beat. The Duke has fled, appointing the cool headed, cold hearted Angelo to make things right. When Angelo sentences Claudio to death for breaking the law on his watch, Claudio’s virtuous sister Isabella is dragged from the nunnery to help, but Angelo’s autocracy begins to waver in the face of the enigmatic Isabella.Read more
2017-2017 | Royal Shakespeare Company Directed by N/A
The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical, based on Roald Dahl’s novel with book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and direction by Matthew Warchus, has delighted grown-ups and children alike since it transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in 2011 after premiering in Stratford-upon-Avon the year before.
With four Matildas in rotation, plus dozens of other child actors sharing the roles of her classmates, the show celebrates its fifth year in the West End in 2016.
The genius of Roald Dahl’s Matilda is that it’s a book about a little girl who loves books, but Kelly quickly found that it would not do simply to transfer her hobby of reading to the theatre. Instead he made Matilda a lover of all kinds of stories, and with the superb, award-winning creative team including Rob Howell's design and Peter Darling’s choreography, the musical began to fall into place.
With subsequent productions on Broadway and on tour across the US and Australia, the show has won more than fifty awards internationally.Read more
2017-2017 | Royal Shakespeare Company Directed by Iqbal Khan
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.Read more
2016-2017 | Royal Shakespeare Company Directed by Erica Whyman
Naples, 1606. Inside an unfinished church, a painting is emerging from the darkness. The Seven Acts of Mercy is Caravaggio’s masterpiece - and his first painting since he killed a man and fled Rome. As the artist works, he is fuelled by anger, self-loathing and his driving need to create a work that speaks of compassion in a violent world.
Bootle, the present day. A retired dock worker teaches his grandson, as around them a community is disintegrating under the pressure of years of economic and political degradation. With all he has left, a book of great works of art, he tries to open the boy’s eyes to the tragedy and beauty of the life he faces. And the boy reciprocates in the only way he knows.
2013-2014 | Royal Shakespeare Company Directed by Gregory Doran
King Richard banishes his noblemen and seizes their land to fuel his own wars. As anger mounts, a battle for the soul of England begins and one man's divine right to rule is called into question. Shakespeare's poetic masterpiece is an epic tale of destruction, ruin and decay that casts light on the decline of a kingdom and the solitude of power.Read more
2008-2008 | Royal Shakespeare Company Directed by Gregory Doran
'We lose ourselves to keep our oaths.’
The King and his friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to a life of study and 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.Read more