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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Tue 7 Oct - Sat 11 Oct

Thu 9 Oct, 19:30
Captioning - CAP
Fri 10 Oct, 19:30
Audio Description

Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they fall in love with the same girl. With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy.

Direct from its run in Stratford-upon-Avon, the RSC is looking forward to sharing this rarely performed Shakespeare with Newcastle audiences. 

Click here to see what the audience in Stratford thought of the play.

Please note: contains flashing lights and haze.

Other productions in The RSC Newcastle upon Tyne Season 2014 are Henry IV Part I and Henry IV Part II. Book to see all three productions and save 15% on the price of your tickets (not available online, please visit the Box Office or call on 08448 11 21 21).

Audio Described Performance, Fri 10 Oct, 7.30pm.

Captioned Performance, Thu 9 Oct, 7.30pm.

Free post-show talk on Wed 8 Oct. Stay on after the performance and put your questions to members of the Acting Company. Approx 30 mins.

Education: Insight Into, Thu 9 Oct, 10.30 - 11.30am

Pre-show session in the theatre with members of the Acting Company and Creative Teams which explores how the text has been brought to life on stage and the range of interpretive choices available to the Director and Actors. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the production. These sessions are ideal for KS2-5.

Cost: Sessions are £4 per student (£3 for RSC Education members). To book call the Group Sales team on 08448 11 21 22.


Workshops for The Two Gentlemen of Verona are avilable on Wednesday 8 October at 10am-12pm or 1.30pm-3.30pm (times can be flexible to fit into a school day). The RSC practitioner will travel to your school (maximum travel times 30mins from city centre).

Cost: RSC Education Member £7.50 per student, minimum charge £187.50 (25 students). Non-members £8 per student, minimum charge £200 (25 students). To book call 01789 272529 or email

Tickets from £13. A booking fee of £1.45 per ticket will apply to online transactions, click here for details. Book early and we gaurantee you will pay the lowest price for your tickets! We reserve the right to change prices. Become a Friend of the theatre and your price will never change. 

Friends of the Theatre Royal get 20% off RSC tickets.

£15 schools tickets (£13 RSC Education Members) available Mon - Thu performances. Please note the number of schools tickets is limited.

Season ticket: Book to see all three productions and save 15% on the price of your tickets.

£5 tickets for 16-25 year olds: Anyone aged 16 to 25 can take advantage of the RSC's £5 ticket scheme. 50 tickets will be held off sale (in selected areas) for each performance at the theatre Royal. 25 of these tickets can be booked in advance. The remaining 25 will be sold from the Theatre Royal Box Office in person from 9am on the day of each performance. Proof of age is required for all 16-25 tickets. Maximum 2 tickets per person.

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. 
Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware how tenuous his position is, and the price to be paid if he falters.
As his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff.
With the onset of the war, Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.
RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to the Company to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff. He is joined by Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. 

Please note: only one discount applies at any one time. Discounts are not available online, please visit our Box Office or call on 08448 11 21 21.

Why not treat yourself to our all-new Afternoon Tea after the Matinee? Enjoy a range of home-made and locally-sourced delicacies served on crisp white linen in our beautifully restored Upper Circle Bar, accompanied by a pianist. Only £14.95 Click here to book!

Running time: 2hrs 45mins

Please note that all ticket prices include a contribution to our heritage fund.

★★★★ There's a lovely summery feel to Simon Godwin's nimble-footed modern-dress production of this early Shakespeare comedy; it's a stylish and confident RSC debutEvening Standard

★★★★ Director Simon Godwin eagerly explores the light and dark sides of romance in a striking RSC debutGuardian

★★★★ Simon Godwin's lively, modern-dress staging….remarkably engaging, amusing and disquietingThe Times

★★★★ Winning comic fizz to complement its dark sideDaily Telegraph

★★★★ An absolute treat…catch it on the big

A delightful eveningGuardian

A superbly fleet-footed production of a play in which sunny comic exuberance is disconcertingly darkened by ominous shadowsDaily Telegraph