29th May, 2017

A Christmas Carol features in RSC winter season

Ian Hughes 1st Feb, 2017 Updated: 1st Mar, 2017

DAVID Edgar’s take on A Christmas Carol arrives on the RSC stage in Stratford this winter.

It will be his first Charles Dickens adaptation since the RSC’s multi-award winning production of Nicholas Nickleby in the 1980s.

David’s long history with the RSC began with Destiny in 1976 and includes Pentecost and, most recently, Written on the Heart. A Christmas Carol will be directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, who was last at the RSC in 2003, when she directed The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Other winter highlights on the RSC stage include:

Imperium: The Cicero Plays – world premiere of a new adaptation by Mike Poulton of Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero trilogy, directed by Gregory Doran.

Twelfth Night – Christopher Luscombe returns to the RSC to direct the ever-popular comedy.

Coriolanus – Sope Dirisu takes the title role in a production directed by Angus Jackson

Dido: Queen of Carthage – Kimberley Sykes directs Marlowe’s tale of sacrifice

The Other Place hosts the Mischief Festival with a showcase of two premieres in May, directed by Erica Whyman and Kirsty Housley

Artistic director Gregory Doran said: “We so often return to old stories to make sense of the world around us. In a year which has seen more than its share of political intrigue and unease, we complete our exploration of Rome and see how Shakespeare, his contemporaries and today’s writers seek inspiration in myth and history.”

Visit www.rsc.org.uk for tickets and full programme details.