Royal Shakespeare Co.

Shakespeare’s legacy lives on! Join us for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s timeless performances of Shakespearean classics such as The Tempest, Antony and Cleopatra, and Titus Andronicus. Straight from the the bard’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, all plays are performed on one of three classic stages: the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Swan Theatre, or The Other Place.

The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company)

On a distant island a man waits.
Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship...
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Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power.
Our Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control....
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Antony & Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company)

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....
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Titus Andronicus (Royal Shakespeare Company)

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.
Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society....
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