One of ShakespeareÃ¢â¬â¢s last plays: a comedy about cousins valiantly battling for their native city and the pursuit of a hand in marriage.
On the day planned for his wedding to Hippolyta, Duke Theseus of Athens is petitioned by three queens to go to war against King Creon of Thebes, who has deprived their dead husbands of proper burial rites. In Thebes, the 'two noble kinsmen', cousins Palamon and Arcite, realise that their own hatred of Creon's tyranny must be put aside while their native city is in danger, but in spite of their valour in battle it is Theseus who is victorious.
Three wandering cavaliers, exiled from Cromwellâs England, meet up in a Spanish colony as carnival begins. Meanwhile three wealthy sisters escape their overbearing brother and disappear into the city in search of love. As night falls and the wine flows, chaos ensues. The Rover was last staged in 1986 as part of the Swan Theatreâs first season. Directed by Loveday Ingram.
Naples, 1606. Inside an unfinished church, a painting is emerging from the darkness - Caravaggioâs first since he killed a man and fled Rome. Bootle, the present day. A retired dock worker teaches his grandson, as their community disintegrates around them. Anders Lustgartenâs visceral new play confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion, in a world where it is in short supply.
This production contains violence and scenes of a sexual nature.
Tradition dictates that we start the new year with two saxophone colossuses and who better than Gilad Atzmon and Alan Barnes? With this performance you will not only get a real bebop fix but a mix of GiladÃ¢â¬â¢s off the wall humour with political satire and AlanÃ¢â¬â¢s dry wit. This is perfect jazz entertainment!
On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. In a unique partnership with Intel we will be using groundbreaking technology to create a world that pushes the technical boundaries of theatre. Simon Russell Beale plays Prospero, directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
As we all become more conscious of what we eat and where our food originates Farmers Markets become ever more popular, none more so than Stratford's own Farmers' market which happens twice monthly. The defining characteristics of a Farmers' Market are that the producers should sell their own produce share their passion for their produce and sample their goods - and all produce should be made from local ingredients wherever possible (usually not more than 30 miles away). Surrounded by the rich agricultural landscape of rural Warwickshire there are always some very tasty treats on offer in the Rother Street Farmers' Markets. Please be aware that the markets maybe effected by adverse weather conditions.
Warwick's feature raceday of the year featuring the Betfred Classic Chase and Leamington Hurdle. The 2015 Beftred Classic Chase was won by the Kerry Lee trained Russe Blanc and ridden by one of Warwick's local Jockey's Charlie Poste.