RSC autumn 50th anniversary celebrations

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Royal Shakespeare Company offers celebratory autumn programme
Royal Shakespeare Company offers celebratory autumn programme

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is welcoming autumn with a programme of performances and events as it continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary season.

‘The RSC: A Musical 50 Years’ opens on Sunday September 25, featuring songs from some of the RSC’s most iconic musicals, including Les Miserables, played by a seventeen piece orchestra and a choir of eight.

Visitors can take advantage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre’s other attractions, such as the views across Stratford-upon-Avon from the Tower’s 32 metre high viewing platform, seeing a free exhibition or enjoying a meal or refreshments in the Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, Riverside Cafe or Theatre Bars.

John Evans, head of the RSC’s Property Workshop, who has worked at the RSC for 41 years, said: “Every new production sees the creation of specially made props, sets and costumes, all made by in-house teams. This can be anything from paper props to thrones and bespoke furniture.

“As part of the 50th Birthday Season, we wanted to open up a bit of this back-stage world for people to experience for themselves.”

For tickets and information, visit www.rsc.org.uk or call 0844 800 1110