News Published 25 March 2011

RSC Winter Season Announced

New plays by David Farr and Helen Edmundson.

Rosanna Hall

New plays by Helen Edmundson and David Edgar will feature in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s winter season at Stratford-upon-Avon. Productions of The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure will also feature as the company continues its 50th birthday celebration.

The Heart of Robin Hood, written by RSC associate director David Farr and directed by Vesturport’s Gisli Orn Gardarsson, will be the first family show to be staged at the RSC’s new Royal Shakespeare Theatre. It will be followed in the new year by Lucy Bailey’s production of The Taming of the Shrew.

David Edgar’s Written on the Heart, which forms part of this year’s celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, will open at the Swan Theatre in November where it will play in rep with Roxana Silbert’s production of Measure for Measure and a new play by Helen Edmundson The Heresy of Love, inspired by the life of 17th-century female playwright Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, which will be directed by Nancy Meckler.

Michael Boyd, the RSC’s Artistic Director stated: ‘It’s been an extraordinary first few monthsin our new home. Actors and audiences alike have warmed to the new spaces in ways we had hardly dared dream of. We’re looking forward to the first new productions designed specifically for the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre and improved Swan Theatre stages which open our fiftieth Birthday Season’

For tickets and further information, visit: RSC

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Rosanna Hall is a contributor to Exeunt Magazine

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