Celebrating Shakespeare’s enduring legacy, the Theatre Royal Nottm unveils a two-week CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 24 Feb – 7 March 2020

To tie-in with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s visit to Nottingham, the Theatre Royal will be presenting a 10-day Celebrating Shakespeare Festival.

Centred around the RSC’s performances of Measure for Measure, As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew, the Celebrating Shakespeare Festival will run from Monday 24 February to Saturday 7 March 2020, packed with an assortment of interactive workshops, mini lectures, comedy, storytelling sessions and musical performances, all celebrating Shakespeare’s enduring legacy.

The Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall’s creative learning manager, David Longford, has carefully curated the festival programme to complement the RSC’s main stage productions.  He said: “With the RSC in residence for two weeks, this is a golden opportunity to use our smaller spaces to educate and have fun with all things Shakespeare.  We’ve got a professional development workshop with the fearless HandleBards, a comedy improv night, plus fascinating talks with Shakespeare scholars and with the RSC’s Artistic Director, Gregory Doran.

“The venue has a really strong relationship with the RSC, including community group involvement with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2016 and with Romeo and Juliet in 2019. We are also a theatre partner with the RSC Associate Schools programme.  We are delighted that they have given their full support to the Celebrating Shakespeare Festival, helping us to create a fun and lively buzz around their much-anticipated visit in the Spring next year.”

A full programme of events for the Celebrating Shakespeare Festival are available to view here: https://trch.co.uk/celebrating-shakespeare-fest/

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Kath is an actor, singer and writer with a passion for theatre. She has been reviewing for At The Theatre since 2014. Kath has a Masters in Performance at Liverpool Hope University and is Creative Engagement Worker for B arts, a participatory arts organisation.

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