Emmie Newitt


Two critically acclaimed productions will transfer from Stratford-upon-Avon later this year.

the rsc barbican theatreThe Buddha of Suburbia and A Midsummer Night's Dream press images for London productions, 2024.

RSC Co-Artistic Directors, Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey will bring The Buddha of Suburbia and A Midsummer Night's Dream to the Barbican Theatre.

Based on the novel by Hanif Kureishi and adapted for the stage by Emma Rice, The Buddha of Suburbia follows Karim, a mixed-race teenager in 1970s London, as he navigates the complexities of identity, culture, and class.

Through Karim's experiences, the show vividly portrays the challenges and humour of life in a multicultural and evolving society. The Buddha of Suburbia will run at London's Barbican from 22 October for a limited 4-week season only.

The full creative team for The Buddha of Suburbia includes; Set Designer: Rachana Jadhav; Costume Designer: Vicki Mortimer; Sound and Video Designer: Simon Baker; Lighting Designer: Jai Morjaria; Composer: Niraj Chag; Choreographer and Intimacy Co-ordinator: Etta Murfitt; Fight Director: Kev McCurdy; and Casting Director: Matthew Dewsbury CDG.

Over Christmas, Eleanor Rhode directs Matthew Baynton in a hilarious production of Shakespeare's captivating comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. From 3 December, the production will transport audiences from the deepest midwinter to the most magical of midsummer nights.

The full creative team for A Midsummer Night's Dream includes; Set and Costume Designer: Lucy Osborne; Illusion Director and Designer: John Bulleid; Lighting Designer: Matt Daw; Composer: Will Gregory; Sound Designer: Pete Malkin; Movement Director: Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster; Fight and Intimacy Directors: Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown; and Casting Director: Matthew Dewsbury CDG.

A Midsummer Night's Dream will run at London's Barbican from 3 December - 18 January.

Further information, including the full cast announcement will be revealed soon.