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Romeo and Juliet - Photo by Topher McGrillis (C) RSC 2018
William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

RSC
Production
William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

RSC
Production
Shakespeare’s most tragic love story is revived in this modern interpretation by the Royal Shakespeare Company where two star-crossed lovers risk everything to be together.
Troilus and Cressida - Photo by Helen Maybanks (C) RSC
William Shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida

RSC
Production
William Shakespeare

Troilus and Cressida

RSC
Production
Shakespeare’s tale of the tragic love between Troilus and Cressida and the corruption of the Trojan War is reimagined in this post-apocalyptic production by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Macbeth - Photo by Richard Davenport (C) RSC 2018
William Shakespeare

Macbeth

RSC
Production
William Shakespeare

Macbeth

RSC
Production
Shakespeare’s tragic tale of murder, manipulation and witchcraft is brought to life in this contemporary production which marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.
Helen McCrory in Frankenstein - BBC Studios (2007)
Jed Mercurio

Frankenstein

BBC Studios
Production
Jed Mercurio

Frankenstein

BBC Studios
Production
From Bafta-award winning writer Jed Mercurio comes a gripping contemporary retelling of Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece. Set a few years into the future, under the darkened skies of a post super-volcanic world, Doctor Victoria Frankenstein works on a biological experiment which doesn’t go to plan.
After Miss Julie - BBC (1995)
Patrick Marber

After Miss Julie

BBC Studios
Production
Patrick Marber

After Miss Julie

BBC Studios
Production
Patrick Marber’s reimagining of Strindberg’s classic is relocated to England in 1945 on the night of Churchill's election defeat to the socialists. Miss Julie, the daughter of a Labour politician, seduces her father's chauffeur, John, in this 1995 BBC drama starring Kathy Burke, Phil Daniels and Geraldine Somerville.
English File: A View from the Bridge - BBC (1986)
Arthur Miller

English File: A View from the Bridge

BBC Studios
Production
Arthur Miller

English File: A View from the Bridge

BBC Studios
Production
Set in an Italian-American neighbourhood in Brooklyn, Arthur Miller's play of love, jealousy and betrayal follows longshoreman Eddie Carbone, his wife Beatrice and orphaned niece Catherine as they welcome two young cousins from Italy as illegal immigrants looking for a new life in America.
The Seagull - BBC (1978)
Anton Chekhov

The Seagull

BBC Studios
Production
Anton Chekhov

The Seagull

BBC Studios
Production
Anton Chekhov’s masterful exploration of artistry, failure and youth follows the lives and relationships of artists in conflict with themselves and with each other. This 1978 production was created as part of the BBC's Play of the Month series and stars Michael Gambon as the influential writer Boris Trigorin.
The School for Scandal - BBC (1975)
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The School for Scandal

BBC Studios
Production
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The School for Scandal

BBC Studios
Production
Full of spice and a sprinkling of richly amusing characters, this stylish production of Sheridan's piquant Restoration play follows the love affairs of high society, where rumours and deception run rife. This interpretation of Sheridan’s comedy of manners was produced in 1975 for BBC’s Play of the Month.
Six Characters in Search of an Author - BBC (1992)
Luigi Pirandello

Six Characters in Search of an Author

BBC Studios
Production
Luigi Pirandello

Six Characters in Search of an Author

BBC Studios
Production
When the great iron door of a film studio swings open, six people, each with a personal tragedy of shame and despair, demand to find an author to tell their stories. This 1992 BBC production of Pirandello’s metatheatrical play stars John Hurt as Father and Brian Cox as the Producer.
Play of the Month: Electra - BBC (1974)
Sophocles

Electra

BBC Studios
Production
Sophocles

Electra

BBC Studios
Production
Set a few years after the Trojan War, Sophocles’ tragedy follows Electra and her brother Orestes who seek to avenge their father’s death at the hands of their mother, Clytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus. Translated by E.F. Watling, this 1974 BBC production stars Eileen Atkins in the title role.
King Oedipus - BBC (1972)
Sophocles

King Oedipus

BBC Studios
Production
Sophocles

King Oedipus

BBC Studios
Production
Oedipus’ political and personal tragedies are unveiled in this modern interpretation of Sophocles’ classic play. Translated by E.F. Watling, this 1972 BBC production stars Ian Holm as the condemned king who must find the man responsible for killing his predecessor, Laius, to end the plague in Thebes, only to uncover a truth far more disturbing than imagined.
Theatre Night: Iphigenia at Aulis - BBC (1990)
Euripides

Iphigenia at Aulis

BBC Studios
Production
Euripides

Iphigenia at Aulis

BBC Studios
Production
Euripides’ classic Greek tragedy tells the tale of Agamemnon and his fateful decision to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, to appease the gods as his army prepares for the Trojan War. Directed and adapted by Don Taylor, this 1990 BBC production also stars Fiona Shaw as Clytemnestra, the mother who must fight to save her daughter’s life.