Royal Shakespeare Company

15th October 2019



 The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) visits Newcastle upon Tyne in October with The Merchant of Venice.  


Performances will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic High School on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October from 6.00pm.


 Tickets are priced at £7.00  and £5.00 for concessions. These are available to book online  via the link below. We are selling these tickets using the Eventbrite service which will allow you to pay online, and have your e-tickets delivered to your email address. You will need to bring either a printout of the ticket with you on the night, or have the email available on your phone if you prefer. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.

 Presented in association with Northern Stage, The Merchant of Venice will be an edited version of the play, running at 90 minutes, and performed using Shakespeare’s original language.  Although primarily aimed at 7-13 year olds, this First Encounters with Shakespeare production can be enjoyed by all ages. 

 As an RSC Lead Associate School,  working in partnership with the RSC, Northern Stage and other local schools to develop best practice in how to teach and introduce Shakespeare to school children, the tour will include a digital learning experience for the first time, equipping teachers with resources to teach Shakespeare in new, engaging ways using Adobe Spark and Creative Cloud. 



This touring show features eight professional actors, and 22 young actors all under the age of 18 who will share the roles of Jessica and Lorenzo, with different combinations of young actors performing these two roles in each venue.  Drawn from each of the English regions, the young actors are part of RSC Next Generation ACT – a group who have a talent for acting, but who would not necessarily have the opportunity to develop it.