The Royal Shakespeare Company's Stratford winter season 2012/13 on sale now

As the World Shakespeare Festival 2012 continues to shape up, the RSC has announced its winter season, with the usual reliable mix of the traditional, modern and innovative - tickets are on sale now

Performances are staged at either the Swan Theatre or the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST) in Stratford-upon-Avon. All tickets prices are exclusive of booking fees.

The Merry Wives Of Windsor [Play]
 

The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Shakespeare's comic tale of Sir John Falstaff and some not so desperate housewives is as popular as its themes are familiar. The charming Falstaff (played by Desmond Barrit) will be targeting the wealthy wives of Windsor at the RST from 25th October 2012 to 12th January 2013, tickets from £14.

The Orphan of Zhao - Image: www.rsc.org.uk
 

The Orphan of Zhao [James Fenton]

In the aftermath of a violent coup, an epic story of self-sacrifice and revenge plays out as a young orphan discovers the shattering truth behind his childhood. The 'Chinese Hamlet' and the first Chinese play to be translated in the West is at the Swan from 30th October 2012 to 28th March 2013, tickets from £16.

Boris Godunov - Image: www.rsc.org.uk
 

Boris Godunov [Adrian Mitchell]

Moscow 1598. The great Tsar Ivan the Terrible has died and Boris Godunov reluctantly, humbly takes the throne. But rumours are rife that Boris has secretly murdered the rightful heir and the distant shadow of this prodigal son threatens to close in and take revenge... Pushkin's classic runs at the Swan from 15th November 2012 to 30th March 2013, tickets from £16.

The Mouse and his Child - Image: www.rsc.org.uk
 

The Mouse and his Child

A clockwork mouse and his child are discarded by children on Christmas Day. Lost and alone, they desperately want to get back home to the toyshop. Russell Hoban's enchanting tale of escape, the search for freedom and reunited families runs at the RST from 17th November 2012 to 12th January 2013, tickets from £14.

The Life of Galileo - Image: www.rsc.org.uk
 

The Life of Galileo

Bertolt Brecht's great work charts the seventeenth century scientist's extraordinary fight with the church over his assertion that the earth orbits the sun. This new translation by RSC Writer In Residence Mark Ravenhill will be at the Swan from 31st January to 30th March 2013, tickets from £16.

World Shakespeare Festival 2012
 

World Shakespeare Festival 2012

The festival continues, running until October 2012 with a host of the Bard's greatest works being staged in London and Stratford-upon-Avon. We have a huge range of tickets and productions available now.

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