RSC cancels Stratford run of Hecuba, extra performances for London


RSC cancels Stratford run of Hecuba, extra performances for London

The Stratford-Upon-Avon opening of the RSC production of Euripides' Hecuba starring Vanessa Redgrave is being postponed. The RSC has decided to cancel performances in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford to give Ms Redgrave time to recuperate from an operation.

The London dates at the Albery theatre, which is to have several extra performances, will now run from 26 March 2005 to 7 May 2005, with the opening night unchanged on 7 April 2005.

Vanessa Redgrave said today; "I am very disappointed that I can't play Hecuba at Stratford-upon-Avon, and that audiences who've made their bookings won't be able to see the play there. I am grateful though that the RSC season in London gives time for me to fully recover from an operation, and that I can peform Hecuba at the end of March at the Albery theatre. I am amazed by Tony Harrison's translation of Euripides, and by Laurence Boswell's vision of the play and so glad that I still have the chance to work with the company of Hecuba."

Patrons who have booked for the cancelled performances will be given alternative booking dates for London performances or be refunded.

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