Get yer Bottom in gear for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (in er… 2016)

The new season’s highlights include:
• Miller Centenary: 100 years after Arthur Miller’s birth, Antony Sher and Alex Hassell play Willy Loman and his eldest son, Biff, in Death of a Salesman in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
• ‘Venice’ season:
– Pairing of The Merchant of Venice, directed by Polly Findlay, and Othello, directed by Iqbal Khan in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre:
o Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati play Othello and Iago
– Three contemporary takes on classic plays in the Swan Theatre explore the idea of the ‘outsider’:
o Trevor Nunn directs Henry Goodman in Volpone by Ben Jonson
o Justin Audibert and Matthew Dunster make RSC directing debuts with The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe and Love’s Sacrifice by John Ford
• New ‘First Encounter with Shakespeare’ tour: The Famous Victories of Henry V tours schools and theatres across England in a new production specially for young people aged 8 and upwards
• A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation:
– Thirteen UK partner theatres, amateur theatre-makers and schoolchildren work with the RSC on a national tour to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016
– Partnership confirmed with the BBC for 2016 anniversary
– Hour-long edit of the play released so schools all over the UK can create their own productions as part of the celebrations

RSC, Swan Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6BB. 0844 800 1110