The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced plans to celebrates its 50th year with a run of exciting plays giving audiences a flavour of the diversity of the company. The chosen plays, according to artistic director Michael Boyd, represent ‘fifty years that have seen the Company play a vital role at the beating heart of British theatre working with, learning from and training a who’s who of playwrights, actors, directors and theatre practitioners’
Productions at the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre include; Macbeth directed by Boyd, Rupert Goold’s production of The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Nancy Meckler and a bold new staging of the Marat/Sade by director Anthony Neilson.
In Stratford-Upon-Avon’s Swan Theatre productions will include; Shakespeares ‘lost’ play Cardenio directed by Gregory Doran; Philip Massinger’s 1632 satire The City Madam, directed by Dominic Hill; Roxana Silbert’s National Theatre of Scotland production of David Greig’s Dunsinane (seen last year at Hampstead Theatre) and Pinter’s The Homecoming directed by David Farr. For the RSC’s Young Shakespeare initiative, Tim Crouch’s interpretation of The Taming of the Shrew will tour schools.