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Our theatres may be closed, but you can watch lots of fantastic RSC shows for free with BBC iPlayer and Marquee TV.

From Shakespeare's birthday on 23 April this year you  can watch six acclaimed productions on BBC iPlayer. They are:

  • Macbeth (2018), directed by Polly Findlay with Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack
  • Hamlet (2016), directed by Simon Godwin with Paapa Essiedu
  • Romeo and Juliet(2018), directed by our Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman
  • Much Ado About Nothing (2014), directed by Christopher Luscombe
  • Othello (2015), directed by Iqbal Khan with Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati
  • The Merchant of Venice (2015), directed by Polly Findlay

And you can access 18 productions if you sign up for a 14-day free trial on Marquee TV, the performing arts streaming service with a catalogue of more than 400 dance, opera and theatre productions.

The RSC productions currently available on Marquee TV are:

  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Coriolanus
  • Cymbeline
  • Hamlet
  • Henry IV Part 1 & Part 2
  • Henry V
  • Julius Caesar
  • King Lear
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • Love’s Labour’s Won (Much Ado About Nothing)
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Othello
  • Richard II
  • The Tempest
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Twelfth Night
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Our Artistic Director Gregory Doran said: “Nothing can replace the experience of seeing a play live on stage. But with our theatres currently closed, and all of us spending much more time at home, we are pleased to be part of this initiative. This will give people from around the world the chance to see 18 of our recent productions for free at this time. 

“We have been filming all of our Shakespeare plays since 2013, broadcasting them into cinemas and schools, and with some being accessible through Marquee TV. Shakespeare speaks to us unlike any other writer, and this partnership with Marquee will enable everyone to enjoy his work, bringing us together virtually at a time when many of us will be apart.”

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