Royal Shakespeare Company

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Stephen Greif obituary
The Crown and Blake’s 7 actor who performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre

Anthony Hayward

05, Jan, 2023 @3:46 PM

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23 for 2023: Observer writers’ culture highlights for the year ahead
From Rachmaninov to pop reunions, Beyoncé’s tour to Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, Spielberg to Sam Smith, our critics guide you through the next 12 months

01, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘It has added political resonance this year’: why Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol still strikes a chord
Audiences can choose from a glut of Ebenezers this festive season, with the infamous miser a more pointed character than ever in these hard times

Vanessa Thorpe

13, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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A Christmas Carol review – Adrian Edmondson stars in a biting tale for our times
David Edgar’s sharp script feels close to home in this exuberant, illusion-filled version of Dickens’ seasonal but socially conscious story

Mark Lawson

08, Nov, 2022 @11:59 PM

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RSC to stage play about plague death of William Shakespeare’s son Hamnet
Adaptation of Maggie O’Farrell’s novel will premiere at Swan theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in April

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

08, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Timothy O’Brien obituary
Stage designer who worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the National Theatre in London and opera houses in the UK and abroad

Michael Coveney

25, Oct, 2022 @3:58 PM

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The week in theatre: My Neighbour Totoro; Local Hero – review
A beloved Studio Ghibli anime is brought to magical life in Phelim McDermott’s new RSC production, while the 1983 film Local Hero finds fresh resonance

Susannah Clapp

23, Oct, 2022 @9:30 AM

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My Neighbour Totoro review – dazzling staging of the Studio Ghibli classic
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production has astonishing puppetry, magical music and huge emotional impact

Arifa Akbar

19, Oct, 2022 @7:34 AM

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RSC Mischief festival review – a double bill of village rage
Ivy Tiller: Vicar’s Daughter, Squirrel Killer by Bea Roberts and Nina Segal’s O, Island! offer cartoonish satire that lacks sting

David Jays

13, Oct, 2022 @10:30 AM

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The RSC’s work in schools and communities isn’t ‘subordinate’ | Letters
Letters: This activity by the Royal Shakespeare Company is equal and integral to everything that happens on a main stage, writes David Longford


27, Sep, 2022 @3:33 PM

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To be or not to be cancelled: how directors deal with Shakespeare’s problematic side
Misogynist gags? Ancient puns? Unethical bed tricks? Theatre-makers discuss how they tackle the Bard’s trickier works

David Jays

27, Sep, 2022 @2:05 PM

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New RSC co-artistic directors ready to ‘shake up’ Shakespeare
Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey – the first woman to be appointed permanently in the role – take up their posts in June

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

20, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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