London's Royal Shakespeare Company announces Roundhouse Season

News   London's Royal Shakespeare Company announces Roundhouse Season

The Royal Shakespeare Company's program at the Roundhouse has been announced with all three plays by Shakespeare:

The Winters Tale will preview from March 28 and opens on April 9. Directed by Matthew Warchus, it will run to June 19.

The Tempest will preview from April 19 and opens on May 7. Malcolm Storry, most recently seen on tour in The Caretaker, will play Prospero in Michael Boyd's production, which will run to June 22.

Pericles will preview from June 28 and opens on July 5. Directed by RSC Director Adrian Noble, it will run to July 13.

The Roundhouse season is the first phase of the RSC's new policy of leaving the Barbican in favor of a variety of performing spaces in London.

The Roundhouse is a radical choice, given that it is better known for performance art, physical theatre and musicals than classic, let alone Shakespearean plays. It does, however, fulfill Adrian Noble's criteria of taking the RSC out of the city and into areas where its productions are likely to attract a wider range and type of audience than may have been the case at the Barbican.

—By Theatrenow