You may remember a couple of months ago nominations were opened for the Stratford online awards, since then the nominees have been announced and we are on the list. Now they are looking for votes for your favourite businesses in and around Stratford-upon-Avon. If you think we deserve your vote for best B&B we would be extremely grateful if you could follow the link below to the categories list. Don’t worry, you do not have to nominate someone in each section but I am sure if you have other favourite places they would appreciate your vote also. If the blue link above does not work please copy and paste the following and it should be the end result that includes a list of all of the nominated businesses ‘Stratford upon avon online awards Vote’.
With the Royal Shakespeare Company Winter 2017 season now underway the RSC have released information about the Summer 2018 season. It looks to be a fantastic season with Romeo & Juliet (as predicted by me) and Macbeth taking centre stage.
The RST with play host to:
Macbeth directed by Polly Findlay with Christopher Eccleston making his RSC debut in the title role of the bloody king in this contemporary psychological thriller (13 March – 22 September 2018)
Romeo & Juliet directed by Erica Whyman set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents (21 April – 22 September 2018)
The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Fiona Laird Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. (4 August – 20 September 2018)
King Lear directed by Gregory Doran Antony Sher reprises his “unbearably moving” (Guardian) performance in the title role of this acclaimed production. (23 May – 9 June 2018)
The Swan will play host to:
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster (1 March – 4 August 2018)
The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich (or The Beau Defeated) by Mary Pix (22 March – 16 June 2018)
Miss Littlewood, Book, Music and Lyrics by Sam Kenyon (22 June – 4 August)
More info about the Swan season to follow next time….
Looking at this exciting schedule, tickets will sell out fast. We will have availability online in time for tickets going on sale so we recommend booking as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.
Shakespeare Winter and Summer Schools
Each year the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in association with the Shakespeare Institute and the RSC run very successful Winter and Summer schools to enable Shakespeare to learn more about the performances on that season.
This seasons Winter school will run Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th January and the course is £240 inclusive of theatre ticket or £150 without. Please contact the RSC learning department on 01789 201805 for more information.
The Summer school is weeklong and each year we have more and more people attend and it is a great atmosphere in the morning at breakfast with everyone talking about the previous performance and also the day ahead. The 2018 Winter school will run Sunday 19th August until Friday 24th and we have limited rooms available so please get in touch if you are interested in booking. The Summer school page is not updated yet but again if you contact the learning department I am sure they will put you on the mailing list.
Rob & Clare