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Three OE reasons to visit the theatre

05 May 2017

Need an excuse to visit the theatre? Iqbal Khan (1988) and Angus Jackson (1991) are directing productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Sam Newton (2010) is playing the lead in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Directors Angus Jackson and Iqbal Khan are currently directing three of Shakespeare's most political plays for the RSC's summer season inspired by ancient Rome. Following his previous RSC productions of Oppenheimer (2014) and Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson is directing both Julius Caesar, which is on at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon until Saturday 9 September, and Coriolanus, which will run from Friday 15 September to Saturday 14 October. Iqbal Khan, who previously directed the RSC's Othello in 2015, is directing Antony and Cleopatra, which is on in Stratford until Thursday 7 September. All three productions will transfer to the Barbican Theatre, London towards the end of the year.

Sam Newton in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Actor Sam Newton will be taking to the stage this summer as part of the UK and Ireland tour of the National Theatre's award-winning adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Based on the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, Sam will play the lead role of Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old boy who is mathematically gifted but struggles to interpret the world around him. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be at Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday 4 July to Saturday 8 July and other venues around the country until the middle of September.

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Julius Caesar image credit: Helen Maybanks. Copyright: Royal Shakespeare Company

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time image credit: Brinkhoff/MoĢˆgenburg