RSC to transfer King Lear & The Seagull to London Further Details


RSC to transfer King Lear & The Seagull to London

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced several plays which will be performed in London later this year and in 2008.

As previously announced, Trevor Nunn’s productions of King Lear and The Seagull will transfer to the New London theatre for a nine week run in November this year, starring Ian Mckellen.

The eight plays in Shakespeare’s History Cycle (Richard II, Henry IV, parts I and II, Henry V, Henry VI, parts I,I, and III and Richard III), will transfer for an eight week season to London’s the Roundhouse, March – May 2008. The productions will play in repertoire with chances to see all eight performed in sequence

Anthony Neilson will write and direct a new piece which is tailored to the skills and daring of eleven RSC actors further developing his themes of love, perversity and the wildness at the outer reaches of the imagination. At the fringe venue, The Soho Theatre from November 2007 – January 2008.

At the fringe venue, The Tricycle, Leo Butler’s new play I’ll be the Devil will debut in early spring 2008. This brutal play set in occupied Ireland in 1775 is written in response to The Tempest.

Also at the Tricycle from February 2008, the updated Days of Significance by Roy Williams. A specially commissioned response to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in market town England and the deserts of Iraq, Roy has updated the play to accommodate the rapidly changing situation in Basra and how it impacts on those at home.

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