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The Events
June 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16
RSC - The Duchess of Malfi
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In an attempt to prevent the fiercely independent Duchess from marrying the man she loves, her corrupt brothers go on a disturbing quest to destroy her. Remarkable for its inventive and grotesque violence, yet full of dark humour, this violent revenge tragedy asks how anyone can survive in a world where masculinity has become toxic.
June 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
RSC - King Lear
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King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he finds himself stripped of the trappings of state, wealth and power that had defined him.
June 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14
The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich or The Beau Defeated
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Mrs Rich, a wealthy widow, aspires to rub shoulders with the great and good and perhaps even gain a title. Unfortunately, she's not the only one after Sir John Roverhead! Mary Pixs comedy of manners combines mischief-making and mind-bending plot twists with a distinctly female wit. Will Mrs Rich ever squeeze her way into high society?
June 2nd and 16th
Farmers Market
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Twice a month, throughout the year, local farmers and businesses display and sell their produce. Fresh Meats, Organic vegetables, Eggs, Cheese, freshly baked Bread and cakes can be found. Other items such as Wine, Confectionery, Jams and Pickles and not forgetting our regular hot food stand with their outdoor bred roasted pork, bacon or sausage all locally sourced. Seasonal indoor and outdoor plants are available along with flowers for that special occasion. Also take a stroll around the weekly Craft market that runs alongside the farmers market. Unusual items and gifts can be found from the many local traders to found here weekly. The Farmers market is held on the first and third Saturday of every month and is open between 9.00am and  2.00/3.00pm.
June 3rd
David Baddiel My Family: Not the Sitcom
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David Baddiel brings his sold-out show to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for one night only. My Family: Not the Sitcom is about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, social media, golf, and gay cats. A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiels late sex-mad mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Come and be offended on David's behalf!
June 5th 7.30pm
Latin America Meets Classical
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Celebrating Pedro and Lucias Latin American connections we open with Coplands Three Latin American Sketches and close with his masterpiece, Appalachian Spring
June 8th
Stratford Races - Hunterchase Evening
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Friday evening meeting

June 9th 7.30pm
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Talon Music Ltd Presents TALON THE ACOUSTIC COLLECTION- IN THE RAW 2018. This year, In The Raw will feature many Eagles classics with breathtakingly beautiful acoustic arrangements, plus their own personal favourites in a brand new show for 2018. Following the massive success of their critically acclaimed studio and LIVE acoustic albums, Talon - The Acoustic Collection is back with their most extensive tour to date.
June 10th

Stratford Races - Evening Meeting

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Saturday evening meeting

June 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30
RSC - Macbeth
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Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Shakespeares darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Ecclestons RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.
June 13th
Dom Franks Strayhorn
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Stratford Jazz
June 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
RSC - Romeo and Juliet
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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. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.
June 19th
Stratford Races
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Tuesday day meeting
June 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
RSC - Miss Littlewood
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Joan Littlewood was the anarchic revolutionary of 20th century theatre. Born into poverty, she raged her way to have a lasting influence on British culture. This new musical of Joan Littlewood's life story, told with her own uncompromising candour, reveals a mighty love story at its heart.
June 27th
Matt Telfers Blakeys Boys
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This outfit has been cooking up a storm on the London jazz scene with a show celebrating the music and style of Art Blakey. Matt Telfer on tenor and soprano sax takes inspiration from the Jazz Messengers playing standards from the likes of Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter.
June 30th and July 1st
Stratford upon Avon River Festival
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For two whole days every summer the riverside comes alive and 2018's event will feature more free events and activities than ever before, whilst also welcoming back a host of old favourites by popular demand.