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ACCESS MATTERS Welcome to the next edition of Access Matters, where you can find out about our access provision and our forthcoming assisted performances.

What’s on August 2018 – February 2019 Stratford-upon-Avon

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August 2018 – February 2019 Stratford-upon-Avon

Troilus and Cressida William Shakespeare

Royal Shakespeare Theatre 12 October – 17 November

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

Audio Described Performance Saturday 10 November, 1.15pm Touch Tour 11am Captioned Performance Thursday 1 November, 1.15pm

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CAP

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Photo: Laguz Photography

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.


Photo from 2017 production by Manuel Harlan

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens A new adaptation by David Edgar

Royal Shakespeare Theatre 4 December 2018 – 20 January 2019 In one ghostly Christmas night, cold-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour – but is that enough? This festive tale of redemption and compassion is one of the most loved short stories ever written, adapted by one of our greatest living writers, and directed by Rachel Kavanaugh. Audio Described Performance Saturday 19 January 2019, 1.15pm Touch Tour 11am Captioned Performances Thursday 20 December, 1.15pm Tuesday 8 January 2019, 7.15pm

★★★★

CAP

Semi-integrated BSL Interpreted Performance Friday 18 January 2019, 7.15pm BSL Interpreted Theatre Tour 4.45pm

‘Magnificent and wonderful’ Daily Telegraph

★★★★

‘Entertaining. Lively and full of fun’ whatsonstage

Chilled Performance CHILL Saturday 12 January 2019, 1.15pm Although the show itself will be unchanged and anyone is welcome, there is a more relaxed attitude to movement and noise in the auditorium. Please call the Box Office to book and discuss any specific requirements you may have.

★★★★

Evening Standard, Daily Mail, The Stage, Financial Times

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August 2018 – February 2019 Stratford-upon-Avon

Tamburlaine

Christopher Marlowe

Swan Theatre 16 August – 1 December Tamburlaine is a poor shepherd who rises to power to live out his bloodsoaked fantasy of conquering the world. His extravagant savagery shows what horror can result when unlimited political libido is let loose upon the world. Michael Boyd returns to the RSC for the first time since leaving as Artistic Director in 2012 to direct this ambitious epic.

Photo: Dave Wall/Arcangel Images

A portrait of power at its most charismatic and violent.

Audio Described Performances Thursday 11 October, 7pm Touch Tour 4.45pm Saturday 17 November, 1pm Touch Tour 10.45am Captioned Performances Friday 19 October, 7pm Wednesday 21 November, 1pm 4

CAP

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Tartuffe

Moliere A new version by Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto

Swan Theatre 7 September 2018 – 23 February 2019

Tartuffe, Tahir Taufiq Arsuf, is a charismatic chameleon, a 21st Century Rasputin equipped with a Twitter handle and the gift of the gab. BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning writers, Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (The Office, Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No.42, Boomers) create a sparkling new satire set in the Pakistani Muslim community of Sparkhill, directed by Iqbal Khan. Audio Described Performances Saturday 24 November, 1.30pm Touch Tour 11.15am Thursday 10 January 2019, 7.30pm Touch Tour 5.15pm Captioned Performances Wednesday 24 October, 1.30pm Tuesday 5 February 2019, 7.30pm

Image: RSC Visual communications

A brand new version of Moliere’s provocative French classic, relocated to present-day Birmingham.

Semi-integrated BSL Interpreted Performance Tuesday 19 February 2019, 7.30pm CAP BSL Interpreted Theatre Tour 4.45pm

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August 2018 – February 2019 Stratford-upon-Avon

Timon of Athens William Shakespeare

Swan Theatre 7 December 2018 – 22 February 2019 Poignant, funny and bitter, this is a rare chance to see Shakespeare’s most modern creation: a story of how the world moves from privilege to poverty with heartbreaking speed.

Photo: Paul Stuart

Timon is a celebrated member of the establishment, whose exploitation by false friends forces us to gaze into the cravings we all share. Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hamlet) returns to direct RSC Associate Artist Kathryn Hunter as Timon in Shakespeare’s sharp satire on wealth, greed and betrayal.

Audio Described Performances Friday 1 February 2019, 7.30pm Touch Tour 5.15pm Saturday 16 February 2019, 1.30pm Touch Tour 11.15am Captioned Performances Wednesday 23 January 2019, 1.30pm Thursday 21 February 2019, 7.30pm 6

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First Encounters for Younger Audiences

The Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare Edited by Alex Thorpe

Swan Theatre 19 – 27 October Imagine arriving somewhere new, only to find that everyone there already seems to know who you are. When Antipholus arrives in Ephesus in search of his family, he gets a little more than he bargained for. Strangers say hello as if they’ve known him for years, people give him expensive jewellery and a rather odd woman seems to think she’s his wife. Two sets of identical twins later, everyone is very confused… Young performers from across the country join a professional cast in this unique collaboration between the RSC, our Regional Theatre Partners and Associate Schools.

Relaxed Performance Friday 26 October, 10.15am

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A relaxed performance is aimed at those who benefit from a relaxed attitude towards noise and movement in the theatre. Ideal for people with learning disabilities or autism.

First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors is a twin-tastic 90 minutes of comic confusion and mistaken identity aimed at 7–13 year olds, but hugely entertaining whatever your age.

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31 May – 23 June Stratford-upon-Avon

THE OTHER PL ACE

3 1 M AY – 2 3 J U N E

The Mischief Festival returns to The Other Place in 2018 with a double-bill of new plays exploring global questions of truth, freedom and corruption.

#WeAreArrested

Day of the Living

When a journalist receives a flash-drive containing critical evidence of illegal government activity, he is duty-bound to publish the story. But with the nation destabilised and divided, a sinister power is eroding the rule of law, and he soon finds himself risking everything for his profession.

Ayotzinapa, Mexico, 2014. 43 students are forcefully disappeared.

By Can Dündar Adapted by Pippa Hill and Sophie Ivatts

#WeAreArrested is the true story of a journalist’s commitment to expose the truth in the face of huge personal risks. This deeply moving play is a tribute to the bravery of journalists under threat around the globe, directed by Sophie Ivatts.

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Created by Darren Clarke, Amy Draper and Juliet Gilkes Romero

No one is brought to justice. An anarchic, musical tribute to life and the Mexican spirit with urgent, global issues at its heart, directed by Amy Draper. #NosFaltan43 #HastaEncontrarlos #AyotzinapaSomosTodos For alternatives to Audio Described or Captioned Performances for these plays please contact access@rsc.org.uk Semi-integrated BSL Interpreted Performance Tuesday 12 June, 7.30pm BSL Interpreted Theatre Tour 4.45pm

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Three Letters

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Written and performed by Nell Leyshon

Thursday

31 May

Friday

1 June

I am trying to remember the young woman that I was before I had children. I am trying to see who I am now… I am a writer and I have a splinter of ice in my heart and in my eye. Nell Leyshon performs her own story of how her reinvention of herself after children is halted by illness. It is a story of the body, medicine, statistics and the NHS; a story of motherhood and being a woman; a story of writing and performing told with soul-bearing honesty.

Saturday

2 June

Monday

4 June

Tuesday

5 June

Wednesday 6 June Thursday

7 June

Friday

8 June

Saturday

9 June

Monday

11 June

Tuesday

12 June

Tickets #WeAreArrested and Day of the Living £15 Three Letters £5

Wednesday 13 June

Thursday

14 June

For disabled people who need the services of a companion, the companion’s ticket is free.

Friday

15 June

Saturday

16 June

Monday

18 June

Tuesday

19 June

KEY F P L

First Performance Press Night Last Performance Semi-integrated British Sign Language Interpreted Performance Pre- or Post-Show event

Wednesday 20 June

Thursday

21 June

Friday

22 June

Saturday

23 June

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Assisted Performances 2018 Audio Described Performances Allows you to listen to someone describing what’s happening on stage, through a headset. You can also go on a Touch Tour beforehand to learn about the props, costumes and set. Audio notes describe the characters in the show, the plot, the look and feel of the show any other directorial notes that are important. They are sent before the performance and repeated live just before the show starts.

The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare Saturday 22 September 7.15pm, Touch Tour 5pm Tamburlaine Christopher Marlowe Thursday 11 October 7pm, Touch Tour 4.45pm Troilus and Cressida William Shakespeare Saturday 10 November 1.15pm, Touch Tour 11am

Macbeth William Shakespeare Friday 13 April 7.15pm, Touch Tour 5pm

Tamburlaine Christopher Marlowe Saturday 17 November 1pm, Touch Tour 10.45am

The Duchess of Malfi John Webster Friday 4 May 7.30pm, Touch Tour 5.15pm

Tartuffe Moliére, a new version by Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto Saturday 24 November 1.30pm, Touch Tour 11.15am

The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich Mary Pix Saturday 26 May 1.30pm, Touch Tour 11.15am

Tartuffe Moliére, a new version by Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto Thursday 10 January 2019 7.30pm, Touch Tour 5.15pm

King Lear William Shakespeare Saturday 2 June 1.15pm, Touch Tour 11am

A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens, a new adaptation by David Edgar Saturday 19 January 2019 1.15pm, Touch Tour 11am

The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich Mary Pix Friday 8 June 7.30pm, Touch Tour 5.15pm

Timon of Athens William Shakespeare Friday 1 February 2019 7.30pm, Touch Tour 5.15pm

Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare Saturday 16 June 1.15pm, Touch Tour 11am

Timon of Athens William Shakespeare Saturday 16 February 2019 1.30pm, Touch Tour 11.15am

The Duchess of Malfi John Webster Saturday 7 July 1.30pm, Touch Tour 11.15am

BSL Interpreted Performances

Macbeth William Shakespeare Saturday 14 July 1.15pm, Touch Tour 11am Miss Littlewood Sam Kenyon Thursday 19 July 7.30pm, Touch Tour 5.15pm Miss Littlewood Sam Kenyon Wednesday 1 August 1.30pm, Touch Tour 11.15am Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare Friday 31 August 7.15pm, Touch Tour 5pm The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare Monday 10 September 7.15pm, Touch Tour 5pm

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For Stratford-upon-Avon performances, our interpreter is in costume as part of the show, up close with the actors. We also offer a BSL interpreted Theatre Tour before the performance. We offer a BSL interpreted plot synopsis on our website for all productions with a BSL interpreted performance. Mischief Festival - #WeAreArrested and Day of the Living Tuesday 12 June 7.30pm and interpreted post show talk back, Theatre Tour 4.45pm Macbeth William Shakespeare Tuesday 19 June 7.15pm and interpreted post show talk back, Theatre Tour 4.45pm Miss Littlewood Sam Kenyon Tuesday 24 July 7.30pm and interpreted post show talk back, Theatre Tour 4.45pm

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All performances are in Stratford-upon-Avon A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens, a new adaptation by David Edgar Friday 18 January 2019 7.15pm and interpreted post show talk back, Theatre Tour 4.45pm Tartuffe Moliére, a new version by Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto Tuesday 19 February 2019 7.30pm and interpreted post show talk back, Theatre Tour 4.45pm

Chilled Performances

CHILL

Take a more casual approach to noise and movement in the auditorium, but the performance itself is unchanged. This performance is for everybody and babes in arms are welcome (not walking or requiring their own seat) it is ideal for people who feel more at ease knowing they can go in and out of the auditorium during the show including people with dementia. The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare Saturday 8 September 1.15pm A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens, a new adaptation by David Edgar Saturday 12 January 2019 1.15pm

Captioned Performances

CAP

Allow you to read the words on a screen while the actors speak the lines. Macbeth William Shakespeare Friday 6 April 7.15pm The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich Mary Pix Thursday 10 May 7.30pm The Duchess of Malfi John Webster Wednesday 23 May 1.30pm The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich Mary Pix Wednesday 30 May 1.30pm King Lear William Shakespeare Thursday 7 June 1.15pm Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare Thursday 5 July 1.15pm The Duchess of Malfi John Webster Friday 27 July 7.30pm

Miss Littlewood Sam Kenyon Monday 30 July 7.30pm Macbeth William Shakespeare Thursday 23 August 1.15pm The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare Monday 3 September 7.15pm Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare Friday 14 September 7.15pm Tamburlaine Christopher Marlowe Friday 19 October 7pm Tartuffe Moliére, a new version by Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto Wednesday 24 October, 1.30pm Troilus and Cressida William Shakespeare Thursday 1 November 1.15pm Tamburlaine Christopher Marlowe Wednesday 21 November 1pm A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens, a new adaptation by David Edgar Thursday 20 December 1.15pm A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens, a new adaptation by David Edgar Tuesday 8 January 2019 7.15pm Timon of Athens William Shakespeare Wednesday 23 January 2019 1.30pm Tartuffe Moliére, a new version by Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto Tuesday 5 February 2019 7.30pm Timon of Athens William Shakespeare Thursday 21 February 2019 7.30pm

Relaxed Performances

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Aimed at those who benefit from a relaxed attitude toward noise and movement in the theatre. First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare, Edited by Alex Thorpe Friday 26 October 10.15am

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August 2018 – February 2019 MON TUE

WED THU 2

3

1 2 7.30 7.30 Tartuffe Tartuffe

2 1.30 Tartuffe 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

3 1.15 Christmas 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

MON TUE

WED THU

FRI

SAT

SUN MON TUE

WED THU

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 7.15 7.15 7.15 7.15 7.15 1.15 M Wives M Wives M Wives M Wives M Wives M Wives 7.15 M Wives

13 14 15 16 7.15 7.00 P 7.15 1.15 M Wives M Wives M Wives M Wives 7.00 F Tamburlaine 7.15 M Wives

1 2 1.00 Tamburlaine 1.15 Romeo 7.00 Tamburlaine 7.15 M Wives

3 4 7.15 ● no perf M Wives

5 6 7.15 1.15 Macbeth Macbeth 7.15 Romeo

10 7.15 M Wives 7.30 Tartuffe

11 12 1.00 RLIVE 7.00 LIVE M Wives M Wives 7.30 7.30 Tartuffe Tartuffe

8 9 7.30 1.30 OUR Tartuffe Tartuffe 7.30 Tartuffe

10 11 12 13 14 1.30 7.00 7.00 1.00 Tartuffe Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tamburlaine 7.00 7.15 F 7.15 Tamburlaine Troilus Troilus 7.30 Tartuffe

15 7.15 Troilus 7.30 Tartuffe

16 7.15 Troilus 7.30 Tartuffe

7 7.15 Romeo 7.30 F Tartuffe

8 9 1.15 ❉ M Wives 7.15 M Wives 7.30 Tartuffe

13 1.15 M Wives 7.15 M Wives 7.30 Tartuffe

17 18 1.30 7.00 P Tartuffe Troilus 7.00 7.00 Tamburlaine Tamburlaine 7.15 Troilus

5 6 7 8 9 7.15 7.00 1.00 1.15 7.15 Troilus Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Troilus Troilus 7.30 7.00 7.00 7.30 Tartuffe Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tartuffe 7.15 7.15 Troilus Troilus

10 11 1.15 Troilus 1.30 Tartuffe 7.00 Tamburlaine 7.15 Troilus

12 13 7.00 1.00 RLIVE Tamburlaine Troilus 7.15 7.30 Troilus Tartuffe

14 15 1.30 1.15 Tartuffe Troilus 7.00 LIVE 7.00 Troilus Tamburlaine 7.00 7.15 Tamburlaine Troilus

1 2 1.00 Tamburlaine 7.00 L Tamburlaine

3 no perf

4 5 6 7 7.15 7.15 7.15 F 7.15 Christmas Christmas Christmas Christmas 7.30 F Timon

8 9 1.15 Christmas 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

10 11 7.15 LS 7.00 P Christmas Christmas 7.30 7.30 Timon Timon

12 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

13 1.15 Christmas 7.00 P Timon 7.15 Christmas

4 1.30 OUR Timon 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

5 6 1.15 Christmas 1.30 Timon 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

7 7.30 Timon

8 9 7.15 ● 1.30 Christmas Timon 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

1 7.30 Timon

2 1.30 Timon 7.30 Tartuffe

4 5 7.30 7.30 ● Tartuffe Tartuffe

DECEMBER

1 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

WED THU

4 5 1.30 Littlewood 7.15 F M Wives 7.30 L Littlewood

1 2 3 4 1.00 1.15 ● 7.00 Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Troilus 7.15 1.15 7.00 Troilus Tamburlaine Troilus 7.15 7.15 Troilus Troilus 7.30 Tartuffe

FEBRUARY

JANUARY 2019

SAT SUN MON TUE

3 4 5 6 7 1.00 7.00 7.00 1.00 Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tamburlaine 7.00 7.30 Tamburlaine Tartuffe

NOVEMBER

OCTOBER

SEPTEMBER

AUGUST

1

FRI

FRI

3

SAT SUN MON TUE

6 1.30 Timon 7.30 Timon

10 1.15 Christmas 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

11 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

12 13 14 7.30 1.15 ❉ 2.00 Christmas Christmas Timon 1.30 Tartuffe 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

15 1.15 RLIVE Timon 7.15 Christmas

16 7.15 Christmas 7.15 AS LIVE Timon

17 1.15 Christmas 1.30 Timon 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

7 7.30 Timon

8 7.30 Tartuffe

9 1.30 Tartuffe 7.30 Timon

12 7.30 Tartuffe

13 1.30 Tartuffe 7.30 Timon

14 7.30 Timon

WED THU

FRI

SAT

10

11 7.30 Timon

SUN MON TUE

WED THU

KEY: F = First Performance P = Press Night L = Last Performance OUR = Open Understudy Rehearsal - on sale 2 weeks prior to event RLIVE = Live to Cinema rehearsal LIVE = Live to Cinema AS LIVE = Filmed for future broadcast LS = Live Streamed Event = Pre-or Post-Show on stage event ■ = Audio Described Performance ● = Captioned Performance ▲ = Relaxed Performance ❉ = Chilled Performance = Semi-integrated British Sign Language Interpreted Performance

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Performance Schedule SAT SUN MON TUE

17 18 19 7.00 1.15 Tamburlaine Macbeth 7.15 7.00 Macbeth Tamburlaine 7.15 Romeo

20 21 22 23 24 25 26 7.00 7.00 7.00 1.00 1.15 ● 7.00 Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Macbeth Tamburlaine Tamburlaine 7.15 7.15 7.15 1.15 7.00 P 7.15 M Wives M Wives Macbeth Tamburlaine Romeo M Wives 7.00 7.15 Tamburlaine Romeo 7.15 M Wives

14 7.15 ● Romeo 7.30 Tartuffe

17 7.15 Macbeth 7.30 Tartuffe

15 16 1.15 Romeo 1.30 Tartuffe 7.15 Macbeth 7.30 Tartuffe

18 1.00 Tartuffe 7.00 P Tartuffe 7.15 L Macbeth

19 7.15 Romeo 7.30 Tartuffe

FRI

26 27 28 29 1.00 7.00 1.00 OUR 1.30 Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tartuffe 7.00 7.00 7.30 Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tartuffe

30 1.15 OUR Troilus 7.15 Troilus 7.30 Tartuffe

31 1.00 Tamburlaine 7.00 Tamburlaine 7.15 Troilus

16 17 18 7.00 1.00 Tamburlaine Tamburlaine 7.15 1.15 Troilus Troilus 7.15 L Troilus 7.30 Tartuffe

19 7.30 Tartuffe

20 21 22 23 7.00 7.30 1.00 ● 7.00 Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tartuffe 7.00 Tamburlaine

24 25 26 27 28 29 1.30 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.30 Tartuffe Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tartuffe 7.00 Tamburlaine

30 7.30 Tartuffe

14 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

15 16 1.15 Christmas 1.30 Timon 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

17 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

18 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

19 1.30 Tartuffe 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

20 1.15 ● Christmas 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

21 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

22 23 24 25 1.15 1.15 no perf Christmas Christmas 1.30 1.30 Tartuffe Tartuffe 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

26 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

27 1.15 Christmas 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

28 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Timon

18 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

19 20 21 1.15 2.00 L 7.30 Christmas Christmas Timon 1.30 Tartuffe 7.15 Christmas 7.30 Tartuffe

22 7.30 Timon

23 1.30 ● Timon 7.30 Tartuffe

24 7.30 Tartuffe

25 7.30 Tartuffe

26 1.30 Tartuffe 7.30 Timon

30 1.30 Tartuffe 7.30 Timon

31 7.30 Timon

15 7.30 Timon

16 1.30 Timon 7.30 Tartuffe

19 7.30 Tartuffe

20 1.30 Timon 7.30 Timon

21 7.30 ● Timon

22 7.30 L Timon

23 1.30 Tartuffe 7.30 L Tartuffe

FRI

SAT

SUN MON TUE

WED THU

FRI

29 7.30 Tartuffe

29 30 31 1.15 1.15 Christmas Christmas 1.30 7.15 Timon Christmas 7.15 7.30 Christmas Tartuffe 7.30 Tartuffe

JANUARY 2019

27 28 7.30 Timon

30

OCTOBER

22 23 7.00 7.15 Tamburlaine Troilus 7.15 7.30 Troilus Tartuffe

18 7.30 Tartuffe

29 7.15 Troilus 7.30 Tartuffe

25 7.30 Tartuffe

19 20 21 10.15 F 10.15 FE Comedy FE Comedy 1.00 2.00 FE Comedy Tamburlaine 7.00 ● 1.15 Tamburlaine Troilus 7.00 7.15 Tamburlaine Troilus 7.15 Troilus

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SAT SUN MON

27 28 29 30 31 7.00 1.15 OUR 7.00 1.15 7.00 Tamburlaine M Wives Tamburlaine Macbeth Tamburlaine 7.15 7.00 7.15 7.00 7.15 M Wives Tamburlaine M Wives Tamburlaine Romeo 7.15 7.15 M Wives Macbeth

20 21 22 23 24 7.00 7.00 1.00 7.30 Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tamburlaine Tartuffe 7.15 7.15 L 1.15 Romeo Romeo M Wives 7.00 Tamburlaine 7.15 L M Wives

24 25 26 27 28 1.30 ● 1.15 10.15 s 10.15 L Tartuffe Troilus Comedy Comedy 2.00 1.00 7.00 7.00 Tamburlaine Comedy Tamburlaine Tamburlaine 7.00 1.15 7.15 7.15 Tamburlaine Troilus Troilus Troilus 7.15 7.00 Troilus Tamburlaine 7.15 Troilus

WED THU

AUGUST

FRI

TO BE ANNOUNCED

SAT SUN MON TUE

SEPTEMBER

WED THU

NOVEMBER

SUN MON TUE

WED THU

DECEMBER

SAT

FRI

FEBRUARY

FRI

SAT SUN MON

Royal Shakespeare Theatre The Merry Wives of Windsor, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, A Christmas Carol Swan Theatre Miss Littlewood, Tamburlaine, Tartuffe, Timon of Athens, First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors Abbreviations M Wives = The Merry Wives of Windsor, Littlewood = Miss Littlewood, Romeo = Romeo and Juliet, Troilus = Troilus and Cressida, Christmas = A Christmas Carol, Timon = Timon of Athens, FE Comedy = First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Front row seats

There are four seats available at every performance in the front row of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre stalls for people with either a visual or a hearing impairment. Please ask Box Office staff about the availability of these seats when booking your ticket.

Hearing and Guide Dogs

Assistance Dogs can be taken into the auditorium, please tell Box Office staff when booking your seat if you are bringing your dog. Alternatively you can leave your dog with a member of staff in the foyer, please let us know when booking.

Braille

We produce Cast Lists in Braille. If you would like to receive Access Matters in Braille please contact us at access@rsc.org.uk or call 01789 403436.

Induction loop

All our theatres are fitted with a loop system as are the Box Office and shop counters.

Touch Tours

Photo by David Tett

We offer free Touch Tours before Audio Described performances. Touch Tours offer the opportunity to get close to the set, costumes and props used in the play. During a tour backstage, the Audio Describers will guide you through important props and character costumes used in the production. Please call 01789 403436 to book your free place.

There are wheelchair spaces on all levels of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre stalls. The Other Place has five available wheelchair spaces. Four of them are on the ground level and one on the upper level. Although the Studio Theatre is unreserved, you can request wheelchair spaces and make the Box Office aware of any access issues, and we will do our best to accommodate any requests.

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Photo Š RSC

Wheelchair spaces

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Swan Theatre and The Other Place Audio Describers

Julia Grundy, Ellie Packer, Mary Plackett, Carolyn Smith.

Captioners

Stefanie Bell, Roz Chalmers, Janet Jackson, Alex Romeo, Beverley Ward.

BSL Interpreters

Becky Barry, Clare Edwards, Rachel Tipping.

The Play’s The Thing

The Play’s The Thing is our permanent interactive, multi-sensory exhibition for families. Spark your imagination with weird and wonderful treasures from our past productions. See costumes worn on our stages. Generate your own Shakespearean plot. Make Ariel fly. Step inside the mind of a director. This exhibition is multi-sensory, with touch labels, designed to be accessible for all. There is a lift to the first floor exhibition and the layout is designed to be accessible for wheelchair users. Large print information and audio transcription is available and video content is captioned. Content is translated into BSL via the Zappar app. Assistance dogs are welcome in the exhibition. Tickets for disabled people are £4.25. If you require the services of a companion their ticket is also £4.25.

Photo © RSC

Photo by Andrew Fox

For more information about the exhibition visit rsc.org.uk/the-plays-the-thing/access, or if you have any questions about the accessibility of the exhibition, please email access@rsc.org.uk.

Ticket prices, booking procedures and seating arrangements differs in each theatre that the RSC performs in. This information will be on each theatre’s website or available when you book.

This exhibition is supported by

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Booking Tickets

Tickets for productions in Stratford-upon-Avon in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre for disabled people are £16, whenever you visit or wherever you choose to sit. If you require the services of a companion their ticket will also be £16. Tickets for The Other Place vary but are discounted. To book please call 01789 403436. Alternatively you can book online using the access booking form at rsc.org.uk

Lifts and Toilets

Both the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre have lift access to all levels of the building. Adapted toilets are available on all levels of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and on the ground floor and first gallery level of the Swan Theatre. The Other Place has lift access to both levels of the Studio Theatre and there are also accessible toilets on both levels.

You can book for Captioned and BSL interpreted performances online. To buy tickets, select the production you want to see, click the ‘Book Tickets’ button and enter the code 10408 in the promo box above the list of dates. This will bring up the appropriate performances and link directly to the best seats. Chilled performances can also be booked online.

Accessible parking

There are seven allocated parking bays for bluebadge users on Waterside directly outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and ten further bays on Chapel Lane, the road opposite the Swan Theatre. There are allocated blue-badge parking bays at the side and rear of The Other Place in Southern Lane. These are free of charge and do not have a time limit. These spaces are controlled by the local authority and are not for Royal Shakespeare Company visitors only. Please ensure you correctly display a current blue-badge.

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There is a car drop off point directly outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and a coach drop off point just past the Swan Theatre.

The work of the RSC Literary Department is generously supported by THE DRUE HEINZ TRUST The RSC Acting Companies are generously supported by THE GATSBY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION and THE KOVNER FOUNDATION Live from Stratford-upon-Avon is generously supported by SIDNEY E. FRANK FOUNDATION The work of the RSC Education Department is generously supported by PAUL HAMLYN FOUNDATION, THE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER FOUNDATION, THE POLONSKY FOUNDATION and THE ERNEST COOK TRUST Edwardian Hotels London – Preferred Hotel Partner for Matilda The Musical in London Live from Stratford-upon-Avon is generously supported by SIDNEY E. FRANK FOUNDATION

rsc.org.uk/access access@rsc.org.uk 01789 403436 Royal Shakespeare Company, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6BB This leaflet was printed in March 2018. Every effort is made to ensure that the information remains correct, but please check with the Box Office for full and final details. Registered charity number 212481.

Access Matters Winter 2018  

find out about our forthcoming assisted performances

Access Matters Winter 2018  

find out about our forthcoming assisted performances