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Shakespeare Nation

Led by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Nation is a 4-year project developed in partnership with Norwich Theatre and five other regional theatres exploring ways to engage adults in theatre for the first time.

Through Shakespeare Nation, we are reaching out to communities around the county who would not normally think theatre and Shakespeare are for them, creating opportunities for people to experience the thrill of Shakespeare in their own communities and build a life-long relationship with theatre. Shakespeare Nation is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Year One: A Tale of Many Cities

A reflection of our fine city in collaboration with local refugees, students & academics and vulnerable young adults .

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Year Two: Brave New World

A reflection on the pandemic in collaboration with our Shakespeare Nation champions, local refugees  & students.

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Year Three: A Carnival of Errors

We have an ambition to work with communities, neighbourhoods and groups throughout the region to co-create a series of mini productions inspired by The Comedy of Errors.

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Year Four: Julius Caesar

This season our Shakespeare Nation Community joined Shakespeare’s political thriller. An ambitious, impactful project, collaborating with a chorus of 6 female-identifying community leaders and champions.

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