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RSC Midsummer Mischief at Stratford-upon-Avon

Midsummer MischiefThis Summer the RSC are producing a festival of new plays, in a purpose-built temporary studio on the Courtyard Theatre stage. Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman leads the festival, with new plays written by Alice Birch, Timberlake Wertenbaker, E.V. Crowe and Abi Zakarian.

The plays in the festival are intended to be a contemporary response to The Roaring Girls season in the Swan Theatre, so we have given our writers an initial provocation:

“Well behaved women seldom make history”

These daring and radical plays will be performed over two evenings made up of two short plays each playing in repertoire with a shared cast.

Programme A is directed by Erica Whyman with plays by Alice Birch and Timberlake Wertenbaker.
A thrilling evening of two short plays performed in repertoire by the same cast in The Other Place at The Courtyard Theatre.
The Ant and the Cicada by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Revolt. She said. Revolt again by Alice Birch

Programme B is directed by Jo McInnes with plays by E.V Crowe and Abi Zakarian.
Two short plays by E.V. Crowe and Abi Zakarian. Directed by Jo McInnes
I can hear you by E.V. Crowe
This is not an exit by Abi Zakarian

Friday 16th May 2014


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