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RSC summer season includes school specific programme

Date Posted: 17/12/2013

The Royal Shakespeare Company kicks off its 2014 summer season with Henry IV Parts I and II, playing at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre between 18th March and 6th September.

The two historic plays, featuring a cross-cast ensemble of actors, will then transfer to London’s Barbican in December 2014 following a five week UK tour.

Shakespeare’s early exuberant romantic comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona will join the Royal Shakespeare Theatre repertoire from July. Performed on the RST stage for the first time in 45 years, the production will be directed by Simon Godwin.

Stratford-upon-Avon’s Swan Theatre returns to its original purpose as a home for the plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries with ‘Roaring Girls’ - a season of three rarely performed Jacobean plays - from 5th April to 4th October, including The White Devil, John Webster’s bloodthirsty tale of murder and revenge.

Young Shakespeare Nation

This new initiative invites school groups, students and teachers across the UK to join the RSC on a journey through Shakespeare’s plays.

Teachers can choose from a range of options: participating in live theatre experiences, free broadcasts of productions into classrooms, or teacher professional development and workshops for students.

One of the opportunities for young people to see the RSC’s work live is through the First Encounter production of The Taming of the Shrew aimed at eight to 13 year olds.

For further school trip information visit

School Travel Organiser's Guide