RSC comes to London with Twelfth Night; Dunsinane by David Greig and The Gods Weep by Dennis Kelly


RSC comes to London with Twelfth Night; Dunsinane by David Greig and The Gods Weep by Dennis Kelly

The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced three productions that will play in London - Twelfth Night, at the West End's Duke of York's from 19 Dec 2009; and two productions at the Hampstead Theatre Dunsinane by David Greig from 10 Feb 2010 and The Gods Weep by Dennis Kelly, from 11 Mar 2010.

Public Booking opens 9 Oct 2009 for "Twelfth Night"; and 18 Nov 2009 for "Dunsinane" & "The Gods Weep".

Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, transfers from Stratford-upon-Avon and opens at the Duke of York's Theatre 22 Dec 2009, following previews from 19 Dec - running to 27 Feb 2010. Directed by Gregory Doran, designed by Robert Jones, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Martin Slavin. Cast includes Richard Wilson (Malvolio), Sam Alexander (Sebastian), Nancy Carroll (Viola), James Fleet (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Alexandra Gilbreath (Olivia), Richard McCabe (Sir Toby Belch), Pamela Nomvete (Maria), Simeon Moore (Antonio), Jo Stone-Fewings (Orsino) Miltos Yerolemou (Feste).

Dunsinane, by David Greig, will be at the Hampstead Theatre, a Fringe venue in north London, from 10 Feb to 6 Mar 2010. It is directed by Roxana Silbert. A vision of one man's desire to restore peace in a country ravaged by war. Late at night in a foreign land, an English army sweeps through the landscape under cover of darkness and takes the seat of power. Struggling to contain his men and the ambitions of his superiors, the commanding officer attempts to negotiate the unspoken rules of this unfamiliar country. This is Scotland in the eleventh century at the height of the fight for succession of the Scottish throne.

The Gods Weep, by Dennis Kelly, will be at the Hampstead Theatre, a Fringe venue in north London, from 11 Mar 2010 to 3 April 2010. It is directed by Maria Aberg. Focuses on the life of a CEO whose global business may have grown to a scale that is uncontainable. Colm has taken a lifetime to build his empire. With brutal rigor he has shaped the world around him in his own image. As time moves on his decision-making abilities increasingly fail him and the world he has created begins to fracture. The power struggle that ensues reveals the corruption and unstoppable forces at work in a world where corporate greed and national security frighteningly overlap.

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