Theatre News: RSC to Continue Outdoor performances During September

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has announced that they will be continuing their series of outdoor performances at The Dell in Stratford-upon-Avon throughout September.

This series will include productions of various Shakespeare classics and works by contemporary writers, all under the overarching theme of truth and identity. Much of this will be work penned during lockdown.

While the RSC will remain shut until 2021, the outdoor performances have proven to be very popular throughout the August period, allowing for theatre-goers to enjoy performances despite the strict social distancing guidelines which must remain in place.

Though redundancies will have to be made at the RSC, as it was recently announced, the RSC is one of the many theatres who have turned to imaginative methods to continue performing for the public.

Artistic director, Gregory Doran, has said that “this month’s programme will see extracts from Shakespeare’s plays feature alongside a selection of exciting new works by the playwrights of today. I am delighted to see Stratford audiences embracing this unique programme of socially-distanced, outdoor theatre and look forward to a time when we can welcome them back to our buildings to share the experience of live theatre with them.”

Words by Maddy Raven.

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