World preems from scribe David Edgar and writer-director team Helen Edmundson and Nancy Meckler are among the shows slated for the 2011-12 season from the U.K.’s Royal Shakespeare Company.
Edgar’s play, “Written on the Heart,” helmed by RSC chief associate director Gregory Doran, centers on the creation of the King James Bible, while Edmundson’s “The Heresy of Love,” staged by Meckler, takes its inspiration from the life of Spanish Golden Age playwright Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.
Also up to bat for the RSC is new family-friendly outing “The Heart of Robin Hood,” written by RSC associate director David Farr and directed by buzzy Icelandic helmer Gisli Orn Gardarsson, set for the Christmas season.
Lucy Bailey will stage a new production of “The Taming of the Shrew” which will launch at the RSC’s Stratford venue before hitting the road, while RSC associate Roxana Silbert will direct a new staging of “Measure for Measure.
Brit company, in the midst of celebrating its 50th anniversary, is also readying a West End run for its recent hit production of new tuner “Matilda.”