Royal Shakespeare Company

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Muppet power! RSC uses puppet legends for My Neighbour Totoro staging
The RSC’s version of the Japanese classic has smashed box office records – before the curtain’s even gone up. We meet the Jim Henson puppeteers bringing Studio Ghibli’s beloved fluffy monsters to life

Chris Wiegand

28, Jun, 2022 @1:39 PM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Death of England, Grenfell and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes political plays, an assortment from the Brighton fringe, an epic rehearsal at the RSC and a musical about a guide dog

Chris Wiegand

31, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Patricia Brake obituary
Actor who excelled in TV soaps and sitcoms, including as Ronnie Barker’s screen daughter in Porridge

Anthony Hayward

30, May, 2022 @4:59 PM

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David Tennant calms his stage fright … with chocolate
The Doctor Who star and classical actor reveals how he copes with ‘the horror of the terror’ of theatrical anxiety

Dalya Alberge

15, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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RSC to stage adaptation of animated fantasy film My Neighbour Totoro
Royal Shakespeare Company’s version of celebrated Studio Ghibli movie will be first opening ‘of this scale’ in nearly 40 years

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

27, Apr, 2022 @4:01 AM

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It’s time for the Royal Shakespeare Company to be led by an actor | Michael Billington
Gregory Doran has achieved much at the RSC and directed some fine productions. Let’s have an actor in charge next: how about Adjoa Andoh or Simon Russell Beale?

Michael Billington

25, Apr, 2022 @9:29 AM

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Wars of the Roses review – a little too much shock and awe
The RSC’s battery of technical effects evokes the chaos of warfare, but the characterisation gets lost in the tumult

Clare Brennan

24, Apr, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Gregory Doran to step down after a decade as artistic director at RSC
Praised for his ‘extraordinary contribution’, Doran made the company more inclusive, accessible and accountable

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

22, Apr, 2022 @10:39 AM

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Henry VI: Rebellion / Wars of the Roses review – thrilling games of thrones
With their portrait of a wobbling monarchy and egotistical leadership, these rare stagings are particularly topical

Mark Lawson

21, Apr, 2022 @11:39 AM

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‘Experience Shakespeare by seeing it – even better, be in it’: inside the RSC’s new epic
Owen Horsley’s new production of Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3, uses a cast of 120, including professionals and community participants, with some of them filming the action on stage

Michael Billington

14, Mar, 2022 @6:53 AM

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London’s National Gallery under pressure over links to Credit Suisse
Questions raised over sponsorship of exhibitions by scandal-hit Credit Suisse

Shanti Das

26, Feb, 2022 @8:39 PM

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Much Ado About Nothing review – a lavish vision of space-age Shakespeare
Afrofuturism meets comic-book kitsch in a radiant production whose dramatic impact cannot match its majestic design

Arifa Akbar

18, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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