Eight of Shakespeare’s most popular plays across the RSC’s four stages – including Othello, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Pericles – three world premières, a European première, a UK première, a ballet – Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet – plus Sheridan’s School for Scandal (apologies for the headline… we can resist everything except temptation) and Marlowe’s Edward II mean that this year’s RSC season is one of the most anticipated for years.

Newly appointed Co-Artistic Directors of the RSC, Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey really have hit the ground running with a full year of programming in all four theatres in the Company’s Stratford-upon-Avon home – the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Swan Theatre, the newly invigorated The Other Place, as well as the popular outdoor performance space, The Holloway Garden Theatre.

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  • Luke Thompson leads the company of Love’s Labour’s Lost directed by Emily Burns
  • Rumour, gossip and scandal take centre stage in a comedy double-bill of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Blanche McIntyre, led by Samantha Spiro as Mistress Page; and Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The School for Scandal directed by Tinuke Craig
  • Tim Carroll directs John Douglas Thompson as Othello with Will Keen as Iago and Juliet Rylance as Desdemona
    Twelfth Night directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah
  • Adapted by Christopher Gable and Massimo Moricone with music by Sergei Prokofiev, Northern Ballet visits the RSC for the first time with their much-loved staging of Romeo & Juliet
  • Luke Thallon reunites with Olivier Award-winning Director Rupert Goold to make his RSC debut in the title role of Hamlet


  • Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia makes its global stage première in a major new co-production with Wise Children directed and adapted by Emma Rice with Hanif Kureishi, with a cast including Dee Ahluwalia and Ankur Bahl
  • From the creators of The Jungle, Good Chance and the RSC present Kyoto, a new play by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin
  • RSC Co-Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Alfred Enoch in a major new production of Shakespeare’s late romance Pericles
  • Associate Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival Theatre, Kimberley Rampersad directs a magical new staging of The Red Shoes, adapted by Nancy Harris
  • Double Olivier Award-winning actor and RSC Co-Artistic Director Daniel Evans returns to the RSC stage in a new production of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II directed by Daniel Raggett


  • Sanaz Toossi’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, English, receives its European première in association with Kiln Theatre, directed by Diyan Zora (2021 Genesis Future Directors award-winner) with actors Nadia Albina, Sara Hazemi, Lanna Joffrey and Serena Manteghi
  • First performed early in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Uzhhorod Theatre Company present King Lear, adapted and directed by Vyacheslav Yehorov
  • Presented in association with Headlong, David Edgar’s The New Real receives its world premiere, directed by Holly Race Roughan


The Holloway Garden Theatre will make its return to Stratford-upon-Avon with a new staging of Shakespeare’s As You Like It directed by Brendan O’Hea. This will be accompanied by a series of family-friendly workshops and events as well as a new interpretation of The Two Gentlemen of Verona by young people aged 13-18 from the RSC’s talent development programme Next Generation Act

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