RSC premieres 3 new plays at the Hampstead 16 April

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will premiere 3 new plays at Hampstead Theatre from 16 April 2011, before taking the repertoire to New York in July 2011.

The RSC ensemble will perform Little Eagles by Rona Munro, directed by Roxana Silbert from 16 April 2011; Silence by David Farr and Filter, directed by David Farr from 12 May 2011; American Trade by Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Jamie Lloyd from 2 June 2011.

These three RSC commissioned plays will be presented as part of A Season of World Premieres at Hampstead Theatre next spring, alongside three new Hampstead Theatre productions downstairs at the Hanpstead in the Michael Frayn Space.

RSC Associate Director, Roxana Silbert, as season director for the RSC productions, said: “It's a privilege to be invited to return to Hampstead Theatre and be part of its future under the new Directorship of Ed Hall, and it's tremendously exciting to welcome the long ensemble to Hampstead, fresh from opening the newly transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. They bring their intimate experience of Shakespeare into dialogue with living playwrights to premiere three new plays which have been made for them and with them."

Ed Hall, Hampstead Theatre’s Artistic Director, said: “I am delighted to be creating A Season of World Premieres with the RSC and to be working so closely with Roxana Silbert on what will be a very exciting programme of new work at Hampstead Theatre. Six pieces of major new work over a ten week period…cause for celebration indeed.”

Further details and booking on the Hampstead season to be announced later in the autumn.

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