Swan Theatre re-opening season continues with four extraordinary human dramas which offer new perspectives on familiar narratives:

Tanika Gupta’s The Empress; a new production directed by Pooja Ghai opening in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon with a transfer to the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Falkland Sound; a new play by Brad Birch directed by Aaron Parsons telling the story of a rural community turned upside down through an international crisis.

The Merchant of Venice 1936; Watford Palace Theatre’s ground-breaking production of Shakespeare’s classic relocated to London’s East End. Directed by Brigid Larmour and featuring Tracy-Ann Oberman as Shylock.

Cowbois; a rollicking queer cowboy show from the writer of I, Joan and Bitch Boxer; Charlie Josephine, co-directed by Charlie Josephine and Sean Holmes.

Live at the RSC also returns, in association with Underbelly and Orchestra of the Swan featuring a mixed bill of live comedy, music and discussion including Fern Brady, Nina Conti, Ivo Graham, Jessica Fostekew, Sarah Keyworth and improv comedy troupe; Austentatious.

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