people dance in magical outfits with a giant green forest puppet behind them

Royal Shakespeare Company: As You Like It

All the world really is a stage in this joyous and imaginative version of Shakespeare’s madcap romantic comedy directed by Kimberley Sykes.

A collection of 10 female cast hold empowered poses on stage

RSC: The Taming of the Shrew

The ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in this ‘deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining’ (The Times) production in which the 1590s are reimagined – with women in charge.
 

Nun in all white sits in front of a man with a hand on her shoulder

RSC: Measure for Measure

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production of Measure for Measure, a play written by Shakespeare in the early 1600s but whose story and themes feel even more urgent today.

A young black woman in a modern outfit in style of the Restoration period, with colourful flowers and a fan

Provok'd: A Restoration

As a group of actors come together to rehearse period scenes, a rising sense of anarchy bubbles up as they question which stories deserve to be retold.