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IEW OF THE YEAR: Best arts events from 2020

IEW OF THE YEAR: Best arts events from 2020

IEW OF THE YEAR: Best arts events from 2020

15 January 2021

Herald arts contributors look back on a few highlights from last year


Get a flavour of RSC's new jazz-inspired Midsummer Night's Dream this weekend

Get a flavour of RSC's new jazz-inspired Midsummer Night's Dream this weekend

Get a flavour of RSC's new jazz-inspired Midsummer Night's Dream this weekend

06 January 2021

A livestreamed work-in-progress concert will be broadcast from the RSC on Saturday


New radio drama tells of Ilmington's role in early royal Christmas broadcast

New radio drama tells of Ilmington's role in early royal Christmas broadcast

New radio drama tells of Ilmington's role in early royal Christmas broadcast

29 December 2020

Writer Mark Carey's drama Voices in the Air was recorded for the BBC ahead of the festive season


The panto that goes wrong but was so right!

The panto that goes wrong but was so right!

The panto that goes wrong but was so right!

29 December 2020

Tread the Boards' production has been hit by Covid restrictions, last-minute switches and floods but still they triumphed


Cheers not tiers as RSC broadcasts festive show

Cheers not tiers as RSC broadcasts festive show

Cheers not tiers as RSC broadcasts festive show

19 December 2020

Ahead of Festive Tales livestreaming from the RSC tonight, Herald arts spoke to a Christmassy Erica Whyman who is directing the show


INTERVIEW: RSC actor Jane Lapotaire #ArtistInRetreat

INTERVIEW: RSC actor Jane Lapotaire #ArtistInRetreat

INTERVIEW: RSC actor Jane Lapotaire #ArtistInRetreat

09 December 2020

Actor Jane Lapotaire is her wise and witty self in this exclusive chat with Herald arts


The RSC stump up some great outdoors entertainment

The RSC stump up some great outdoors entertainment

The RSC stump up some great outdoors entertainment

01 August 2020

The RSC returned to live performance today (Saturday) as a small company of actors performed at the Dell Garden, just behind the Swan Theatre. Featuring…


Walking from Warwick to Stratford to save Playbox Theatre

Walking from Warwick to Stratford to save Playbox Theatre

Walking from Warwick to Stratford to save Playbox Theatre

19 July 2020

On Sunday young performers from Playbox Theatre set out for a 20-mile sponsored walk from their base the Dream Factory in Warwick to RSC. Playbox provides…


Teen actors step up to save the RSC

Teen actors step up to save the RSC

Teen actors step up to save the RSC

17 July 2020

LIKE Henry V rallying his troops into battle, RSC artistic director Gregory Doran has inspired local youngsters to take up the call to save the theatre. In…


REMEMBERING IAN HOLM: 'He was charming, everybody loved him'

REMEMBERING IAN HOLM: 'He was charming, everybody loved him'

REMEMBERING IAN HOLM: 'He was charming, everybody loved him'

12 July 2020

Bee Gilbert Sir Ian Holm, who died on 19th June, started his long career at the RSC, joining the company in 1958. While there he met Bee Gilbert, his…


Rats not welcome at RSC theatre gardens

Rats not welcome at RSC theatre gardens

Rats not welcome at RSC theatre gardens

28 June 2020

Complaints about rats roaming Stratford’s theatre gardens have prompted the RSC to take action. An environmental health report has claimed some members…


Playbox Theatre artistic director Emily Quash on life in lockdown #ArtistsInRetreat

Playbox Theatre artistic director Emily Quash on life in lockdown #ArtistsInRetreat

Playbox Theatre artistic director Emily Quash on life in lockdown #ArtistsInRetreat

13 May 2020

During the lockdown Herald arts finds out how local creatives are dealing with their downtime. Here Playbox Theatre’s Artistic Director Emily Quash shares…


Join musical theatre marathon this week

Join musical theatre marathon this week

Join musical theatre marathon this week

06 May 2020

Forget the West End and Broadway, on Thursday the epicentre of the musical theatre world will be the tranquil village of Moreton Morrell. It is where…


INTERVIEW: Adrian Edmondson on what he's up to during lockdown

INTERVIEW: Adrian Edmondson on what he's up to during lockdown

INTERVIEW: Adrian Edmondson on what he's up to during lockdown

25 April 2020

During the lockdown Herald arts finds out how local creatives are dealing with their downtime. Here Adrian Edmondson shares his thoughts. The actor played…


CORONAVIRUS NEWS: RSC closed until at least end of April

CORONAVIRUS NEWS: RSC closed until at least end of April

CORONAVIRUS NEWS: RSC closed until at least end of April

20 March 2020

THE Royal Shakespeare Company has announced it will remain closed until at least 30 th April. In an email to theatregoers who have booked tickets for…


Stratford-born actor Ben Woods is up for an 'Offie' award

Stratford-born actor Ben Woods is up for an 'Offie' award

Stratford-born actor Ben Woods is up for an 'Offie' award

04 March 2020

Actor Ben Woods tells Gill Sutherland about how treading the RSC boards as a youngster led him into an acting career – and how his latest role as young…


REVIEW: The Whip, RSC ★★★

REVIEW: The Whip, RSC ★★★

REVIEW: The Whip, RSC ★★★

02 March 2020

Powerful and worthy play Gill Sutherland reviews The Whip, The Swan Theatre, until 21st March Katherine Pearce as Horatia Poskitt. Photo: Steve Tanner/RSC…


INTERVIEW: Nicky Cox on directing The Norman Conquests at the Bear Pit Theatre

INTERVIEW: Nicky Cox on directing The Norman Conquests at the Bear Pit Theatre

INTERVIEW: Nicky Cox on directing The Norman Conquests at the Bear Pit Theatre

27 February 2020

Director Nicky Cox tells Gill Sutherland about the challenges of staging Alan Ayckbourn’s epic domestic trilogy The Norman Conquests, which is currently…


INTERVIEW: Actor Clifford Rose – 'I can’t believe I joined the RSC 60 years ago'

INTERVIEW: Actor Clifford Rose – 'I can’t believe I joined the RSC 60 years ago'

INTERVIEW: Actor Clifford Rose – 'I can’t believe I joined the RSC 60 years ago'

30 January 2020

To say Stratford-based actor Clifford Rose is a veteran is a major understatement. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company upon its foundation in 1960,…


INTERVIEW: Shane Richie on his starring role in The Entertainer

INTERVIEW: Shane Richie on his starring role in The Entertainer

INTERVIEW: Shane Richie on his starring role in The Entertainer

13 October 2019

Deemed one of the great plays of the 20th century, John Osbourne’s 1957 play The Entertainer tells the story of washed-up comic Archie Rice – a man who…


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