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Julius Caesar – RSC

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling in the corridors of power. Opening the Rome season at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Angus Jackson (Oppenheimer, Don Quixote) directs Shakespeare’s epic and thrilling tragedy as the politics of spin and betrayal turn bloody and brutal.

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The Clearing – Compton Verney

11:00 am - 5:00 pm Compton Verney

From March 2017 Compton Verney will stage The Clearing: a new, site-specific collaborative artwork by renowned British artists Alex Hartley and Tom James, which sets out to build a vision of the future in our grounds. The project will create an evolving and exciting encampment, including a geodesic dome in the shadow of Compton Verney’s mansion house, where people can come together to learn how to live completely off-grid. Through a series of public workshops, and the opportunity to occupy…

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Vice Versa – RSC

Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Vice Versa, or The Decline And Fall Of General Braggadocio At The Hands Of His Canny Servant Dexter And Terence The Monkey.  A side-splitting comedy romp, lovingly ripped off from the Roman comedies of Plautus by Phil Porter (The Christmas Truce, 2014; A Mad World My Masters, 2013). A wily servant and a pair of wronged young lovers team up to bamboozle a pompous general in this riotous new farce. Dodgy disguises, comic capers and a talking monkey create pandemonium…

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Antony and Cleopatra – RSC

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).

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Salomé – RSC

Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Imprisoned by a fearful Herod, the prophet Jokanaan rejects the sexual advances of Herod’s stepdaughter, Salomé. When she is compelled by Herod to dance, Salomé is filled with lust-driven revenge and demands the head of the prophet as payment. Salomé has fascinated and inspired artists across the ages. Oscar Wilde’s lyrical one-act drama – originally banned in Britain – reinvents Salomé as a powerful and enigmatic figure, both erotic and chaste. Owen Horsley, Associate Director on the King & Country…

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Titus Andronicus – RSC

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Blanche…

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Summer at Shakespeare’s New Place

Shakespeare's New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon

Daily 11am, 1pm, 3pm Show and Tell Sculpture Tour Discover more about the intriguing and captivating sculptures, and what inspired their creators.   Daily, every 30 minutes from 11am-4pm Where’s the House Talk Find out more about the fascinating history behind the home Shakespeare lived in for 19 years of his life.   6 & 7 July, - 10am – 11am Outdoor theatre performance: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Students from Birmingham’s Saltley Academy have teamed up with Stan’s Cafe to…

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From Seurat to Riley: Colour and Perception

11:00 am - 5:00 pm Compton Verney, Warwick

Explore Compton Verney to see the ways in which the viewer’s visual perceptions, themselves dependent on the close interaction of eye and brain, have been explored by artists as diverse as Georges Seurat, Piet Mondrian, M.C. Escher and Bridget Riley. Through the exploration of colour theory and use of tessellation and form, these artists transformed the perception of 2D art to create colours that the eye sees, even though they are not present on the canvas, and a sense of…

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RSC Outdoor Theatre

11:30 am - 4:00 pm The Dell, River Avon

During the summer month weekends, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s outdoor theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, The Dell, will play host to a range of lively student, community and semi-professional productions. The Dell is situated on the banks of the River Avon in Avonbank Gardens, near Holy Trinity Church. Entrance is free. Find out more at www.rsc.org.uk/thedell     Saturday 8 July, 11.30am and 3pm (1 hour) Henry V Eris Theatre Company Join our Chorus as they guide you through the events of…

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War of the Roses Live! at Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle, Warwick

It’s 1455 and the House of Lancaster holds the English Throne. King Henry VI’s crown is challenged by the House of York. The rival houses clash in battle and the bloody war that ensues was to last over 30 years. Marvel as the legendary Wars of the Roses unfolds before you during an epic new live action show. Pledge your allegiance in an epic battle for the English Throne in this all NEW, heart pumping, fist thumping, live action show…

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