‘Purge the healthy actors’ says Knight of the Realm

Nobody expected a quiet night at Sir Hemsford Grey’s (93) Royal Shakespeare Theatre retirement party and they were right. Saying a warm goodbye to his actor colleagues, Sir Hemsford couldn’t help but deliver his opinion on today’s intake of modern actors. ‘If we’re not careful the whole profession is going to go down the proverbialContinue reading ‘Purge the healthy actors’ says Knight of the Realm

‘Tights not Obligatory’ says Theatre Head Honcho

Head of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre here in Stratford upon Avon, made it very clear today that wearing tights when acting is not a foregone conclusion nor a necessity. ‘There is a rumour that I would like to dispel concerning the wearing of tights in the theatre’ said a visibly angry Greg Doran, Boss ofContinue reading ‘Tights not Obligatory’ says Theatre Head Honcho

New Code of Conduct issued by The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

An effort to stop the use of bad language at the RSC has not been received well by some employees. The theatre recently told employees that there was far too much swearing and cursing from staff members, some of it falling within the earshot of shocked customers, (some of whom were believed to be AmericanContinue reading New Code of Conduct issued by The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

‘Shakespeare used a Biro’ Says Shakespeare Quill Denial Group.

The SQDG released a statement today that says they have indisputable evidence that William Shakespeare used an Elizabethan equivalent of a modern-day biro to write his plays. Chairman of the well-known and outspoken group said in the statement that… ‘The undeniable proof for our claim will be presented at the next celebration of Shakespeare’s birthdayContinue reading ‘Shakespeare used a Biro’ Says Shakespeare Quill Denial Group.

‘Leaning tower of Stratford’ finally acknowledged by RSC architects.

Sharp-eyed tourist and observant residents were rewarded today by a confession by RSC architects Legolian McKanno that there was indeed a ‘lean factor’ built into the Royal Shakespeare Theatre’s Tower. A spokesman for the Architects admitted today that the…‘…numerous letters, phone calls and emails that we received on a daily basis, pointing out a leanContinue reading ‘Leaning tower of Stratford’ finally acknowledged by RSC architects.