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  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Until Aug 24, 2019

  • As You Like It

    Oct 26, 2019 - Jan 16, 2020

  • The Taming of the Shrew

    Nov 5, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020

  • Measure for Measure

    Nov 12, 2019 - Jan 16, 2020

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Barbican Theatre

Until August 24, 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar makes a welcome return to London, moving to the Barbican after two sell-out runs at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in recent years. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's controversial rock opera about the last days of the Messiah presents the passions of the Christ in typically bombastic style

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As You Like It

Barbican Theatre

October 26, 2019 - January 16, 2020

No RSC season would be complete without a trip into the sumptuous, miasmatic forests of our dear William Shakespeare's fertile mind. Directed by up and coming theatre maker Kimberly Sykes, a riotous new production of the Bard's classic comedy As You Like It transports audiences into the verdant magic of the woods in a whirlwind of madcap romance, cross dressing and mellifluous music!

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The Taming of the Shrew

Barbican Theatre

November 5, 2019 - January 18, 2020

Its the age old battle of the sexes but not as we know it! Rising theatre maker and RSC affiliate Justin Audibert reflects the changing times in his bold new revamp of The Bard's audacious tale of gender, societal roles and disguise. But this Taming of the Shrew reverses the roles between men and women, placing 67 percent of the lines originally written for men in the hands of an ensemble cast of fierce female performers.

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Measure for Measure

Barbican Theatre

November 12, 2019 - January 16, 2020

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, RSC artistic director Gregory Doran's visceral iteration of Measure for Measure lights up the Barbican Theatre stage for a strictly limited two month run at the end of 2019. An electrifying battle between spirituality and secularism, the production has been hailed the jewel in the crown of the RSC's summer programming thanks to its revolutionary new staging.

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Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

The largest performing arts centre of its kind in Europe, the Barbican is a gift to the UK from the City of London Corporation and was opened by the Queen in 1982. Known for its striking, brutalist architecture, the Centre is once again the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, which returned after a 12-year absence in 2013. It is also home to both the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the concert hall.

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