David Tennant will be beamed into up to 3,000 schools next week as part of a venture to bring live theatre closer to the hearts and minds of schoolchildren.
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Tuesday 10 September 2013
The three Jacobean plays will provide more roles for actresses
Saturday 06 July 2013
Police officer admits Lawrence bug
Monday 15 April 2013
Shakespearean star Gwilym Lee is joining the cast of Midsomer Murders.
Monday 01 April 2013
Dr David Bramwell, creator of the Cheeky Guides series, is also an expert "trickologist" and will be performing a comic lecture on the history of hoaxes, pranks and mischief at Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge at the Brighton Fringe in May. Here he shares three of his favourite lesser-known pranks.
Friday 08 March 2013
After his recent stint as Richard III the actor Mark Rylance is to take on another major period of British history in a television adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s award-winning novels.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
If you think a play that sets out to celebrate the 400th anniversary of UK-Japan relations sounds in danger of becoming a dry history lesson, you'd be right.
Sunday 23 December 2012
Holly Williams gives a run down of this year's top Children's shows
Wednesday 14 November 2012
The Reclaim Shakespeare Company plans to stage a protest against BP sponsorship at the British Museum this weekend
'O teach me how I should forget to think': Schools to receive £140,000 from government to stage Shakespeare plays on Bard's 450th anniversary
Monday 05 November 2012
Thousands of children are to be given the chance to stage a Shakespeare play in a theatre to mark the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth in 2014.
Thursday 18 October 2012
Andrew Lloyd Webber has become the latest cultural heavyweight to take aim at the Government over its education policy, saying funding arts in schools has produced “enormous returns” for the Treasury.
Saturday 06 October 2012
The nights are long, the weather's miserable and you're starting to feel sure that the sun has, finally, after 4.57 billion years, decided it is done with shining.
Thursday 19 July 2012
The Archbishop of York has inspected the final preparations for an event billed as Britain's biggest outdoor theatre production.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Anyone wondering whether Shakespeare's plays are relevant today could do worse than visiting a new exhibition at London's British Museum dedicated to the "Bard", and, more importantly, the world in which he lived.
Sunday 03 June 2012
Last week, continuing my rolling tour, annoying the British public for my new hidden- camera show, we rolled into Stratford-upon-Avon. As everyone knows, this is one of the UK's major tourist destinations (one of the reasons we were filming there). As the cameras rolled, however, I couldn't help feeling a little sorry for the international visitors. To put it bluntly, there isn't much to see in Stratford. Visitors wander around trying to ignore the expensive temptations of every retail chain in existence, while occasionally stumbling upon an old house that Shakespeare was supposed to have been born in or sampled his first doughnut in. Other than that, there are a couple of statues and the opportunity to brave the homicidal swans and go for a boat ride on the river Avon.
Monday 21 May 2012
Enjoy a three-course meal in the RSC’s Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, followed by a performance in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for just £40 per person
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