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.

New bypass to cut through Centre of Town

Town and County Planners were at a loss today to explain why plans for the new Stratford upon Avon bypass showed the major road passing through the centre of town. Head planner Arthur P. Pusher told the Stratfordian that the panic and shock were completely unwarranted as ‘things on paper (blueprint) tend to look completelyContinue reading New bypass to cut through Centre of Town

Stratford Herald Celebrates Purchase of Newly Refurbished Typewriter

Happy days are ahead for local paper The Stratford upon Avon Herald as staff gather to celebrate the unveiling of their newly purchased refurbished typewriter. Editor, reporter, photographer, receptionist and office cleaner Richard Howarth said… ‘…plans were well afoot for tonight’s celebration at the White Swan. Staff young and old, dead or alive are allContinue reading Stratford Herald Celebrates Purchase of Newly Refurbished Typewriter

Firs Gardens mooted for Stratford’s 2nd Cemetery

A spokesperson for Stratford upon Avon Town Council confirmed today that Councillors were seriously looking at the Firs Gardens for the site of Stratford’s second cemetery. ‘Although the traditional site on the Evesham road is very popular it has been in use for a long period of time. We are at the stage where weContinue reading Firs Gardens mooted for Stratford’s 2nd Cemetery

‘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.

Award winning ‘living statue’ found dead.

Well-loved Stratford personality and award winning ‘living statue’ Percy ‘Stationary’ Stanton, was declared dead by medical personnel in the early hours of Saturday morning. Alerted by a dog walker who was worried that Mr Stanton had been in the same spot (the Bancroft) and motionless for over 48 hours a doctor from a nearby surgeryContinue reading Award winning ‘living statue’ found dead.