This year’s RSC family production is David Walliams’ heartwarming comedy brought to the stage by the great team of writer Mark Ravenhill, songwriters Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers and director Greg Doran.
Coming soon – find out what happens to Dennis who likes both football and dresses. The play runs from 8 Nov to 8 Mar.
Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil is in The Swan theatre until March 21. Richard the Lionheart is dead and his brother John is king – the show has a modern setting, King John is played by a woman, there is jaunty dancing between the scenes, endless fashion parades and a huge food fight so it may be best to avoid sitting in the front row!
We had a busy month in September. Here are just a few extracts from our TripAdvisor reviews.
This is the perfect location to explore the history of this town and Ruth and Peter do an excellent job of making you feel at home. I have to say in all our travels this is the neatest, cleanest place we have ever stayed.
We have stayed in Stratford several times before but this was easily the best guest house we have been to and as a bonus it had private parking.
So friendly and accommodating. Incredible evening stay. Then delicious breakfast – eggs and bacon were scrumptious with fruit and all the orange juice you could drink.
We stayed here for 3 nights whilst visiting Stratford and Warwick. The location is perfect for Stratford just a 5 minute stroll into the centre. Ambleside is immaculate, the room was spotless.
September is a busy month in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Stratford Music Festival is a nine day event covering a wide variety of events beginning on September 13th.
At the RSC the rarely performed Shakespeare play King John opens on September 21st.
In the town centre, the Stratford Food Festival will be celebrating all that’s good to eat and drink on September 21st and 22nd.
This summer is a great time of year to see several Shakespeare plays at the RSC.
Measure for Measure opens on June 28 and already playing are The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It.
All three run until the end of August.
This year’s Shakespeare birthday celebrations take place on Saturday April 27th when local community groups take part in a day of parades, parties and dance. In the evening the RSC will be performing ‘The Taming of the Shrew’.
The RSC continues its ambitious project to perform each one of Shakespeare’s plays, announcing three productions for the summer:
As You Like It
until Aug 31
The Taming of the Shrew
March 8 – Aug 31
Measure for Measure
June 28 – Aug 29
Following these, King John will be performed Sept 19 – March 21
Kathryn Hunter takes the lead in Timon of Athens, Shakespeare’s dark satire of a world driven by greed.
The RSC is saying ‘this is a rare chance to see Shakespeare’s comic tragedy’. It plays in The Swan Theatre until Feb 22.
The RSC’s family version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ returns this year from Dec 4 to Jan 20. This is a new adaptation by David Edgar of Charles Dickens’ classic tale.
It is suitable for children aged 7 and over and children’s tickets are half price.
Director Gregory Doranoffers a satirical futuristic vision of this Trojan War play with virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie providing a soundscape.
Troilus and Cressidaplays in the main theatre until Nov 17th.