Royal Shakespeare Company

Richard Burton at the Old Vic in 1953. and Adrian Lester in Peter Brook’s 2001 production

Glenda Jackson might have made a magnificent Hamlet

25 August 2018 9:00 am

The role of Hamlet is, Max Beerbohm famously wrote, ‘a hoop through which every eminent actor must, sooner or later,…

Racism and the RSC: why I was a sitting duck for the arts mob

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Our ducks are back. Two wild mallard have spent the last five springs on the brook which gurgles past us…

RSC's latest is like a week-long episode of Blackadder without the jokes

22 July 2017 9:00 am

The RSC’s summer blockbuster is about Queen Anne. It’s called Queen Anne. It opens at the Inns of Court where…

Putting the flag out: Martin McDougall (Howard) and Sean Delaney (John) in ‘Labyrinth’

What RSC’s The Alchemist needs is a James Corden or Matt Lucas

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Coleridge deemed the narrative structure of The Alchemist perfect. But, I wonder. A landowner quits plague-ridden London and his cunning…

Incurable Shakespeare nut: Greg Doran

Gregory Doran interview: 'I wanted some big hitters,' says the RSC's new supremo

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton meets Gregory Doran, new artistic director at the RSC