THERE might not have been ale but there was certainly cake when the RSC celebrated the 70th anniversary of its summer school.
Actors Ray Fearon and Chukwudi Iwuji, director of education Jacqui O’Hanlon and director of the Shakespeare Institute Michael Dobson, pitched in to cut the cake to mark the momentous occasion.
The school offers participants insights into current productions and the theatre-making process, as well as a deeper understanding of the plays and their context. The summer school is produced by the RSC along with the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute. It features scholars, critics, actors, directors and artists offering academic and critical opinions about the theatre’s current Rome season of plays, as well as opportunities to reflect on and celebrate RSC theatre spaces and productions from the school’s 70 year history.
Jacqui O’Hanlon said: “We are very excited to be celebrating the 70th year of the RSC summer school. This event is an important part of the relationship we have with the Shakespeare Institute, and a very special opportunity to connect with teachers, students and general members of the public. Over the years many of our much-loved artists have spoken at the School. We’re thrilled that two of them, Chuk Iwuji and Ray Fearon, have returned to help us cut the 70th anniversary cake.”