RSC to transfer 3 Stratford Productions to London

RSC to transfer 3 Stratford Productions to London

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are to transfer three of their productions from the current 'Complete Works Festival' in Stratford-upon-Avon to London at the Novello Theatre from 7 Dec 2006 to 24 Mar 2007

Public Booking opens 30 Sep 2006.

Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
(Previews from 7 Dec 2006, Opens 13 Dec 2006, closes 6 Jan 2007)
Directed by Marianne Elliott, designed by Lez Brotherston.
Starring: Tamsin Greig (Beatrice), Joseph Millson (Benedick)
Beatrice, independent and forthright and Benedick, a self-confessed 'woman-hater', pass their time constantly goading and scorning each other. When they are thrown together to defend a friend's and family's honour, their true feelings begin to be revealed.

Antony and Cleopatra
by William Shakespeare
(Previews from 11 Jan 2007, Opens 15 Jan 2007, closes 17 Feb 2007)
Directed by Gregory Doran, designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis.
Starring: Patrick Stewart (Antony), Harriet Walter (Cleopatra)
A tempestuous love affair struggles to survive as power politics and the demands of Ancient Rome and Egypt tear these two great leaders apart.

The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
(Previews from 22 Feb 2007, Opens 28 Feb 2007, closes 24 Mar 2007)
Directed by Rupert Goold, designed by Giles Cadle and Nicky Gillibrand.
Starring: Patrick Stewart (Prospero), Mariah Gale (Miranda), John Light (Caliban)
The usurped Prospero draws his enemies to his enchanted island to exact his revenge, yet ultimately finds peace and the ability to forgive.

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