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Dido, Queen of Carthage

I thought Dido, Queen of Carthage was a strong choice for the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of their autumn season. Directed by Kimberley Sykes, Christopher Marlowe’s 1587 play fits in well with the ‘Rome’ season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, concerning as it does the legendary founder of Rome, Aeneas. 242 more words


First day of rehearsals for RSC's Imperium!

It’s the first day of rehearsals for RSC’s Imperium!

The RSC shared to photos on Twitter with the director, the writer(?) and the main actors. 19 more words



Sometimes I wonder if the big theatres actually talk to each other. Oscar Wilde’s Salome isn’t exactly a popular play, but for some reason in 2017 both the National and the RSC have decided to stage it. 280 more words


July 2017: RSC Swan Theatre

When we had Scones and tea with Patrick Stewart and Laurence Olivier at the RSC Swan Theatre.

Summer 2017

Vice Versa

As part of the RSC’s Roman season, Phil Porter has written a play, Vice Versa, based on the Roman comedies of Plautus. Its broad humour and earthy tone is in keeping with the original comedy theatre of Rome, but the play is contemporary enough to entertain a modern audience. 175 more words


Venus and Adonis

As you might expect from a collaboration between the Little Angel Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Venus and Adonis is simply superb. This puppet show for adults tells the story of this classical pair in an approachable, accessible way. 95 more words