Who's Got Stamina for the RSC Jacobean Marathon???
Date: 21 January 2003
If you're really keen to experience the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed season of Jacobean rarities, now transferred to the West End's Gielgud Theatre, you could pack them all in this coming weekend. Over two days (Friday 24 January and Saturday 25 January), all five plays - Edward III, Eastward Ho!, The Roman Actor, The Island Princess and The Malconent - will be performed by the 28-strong company in just over 30 hours. Producers are hoping the marathon will set a box office record for Shaftesbury Avenue, where the season has been building up strong word-of-mouth trade. First seen in Stratford in spring 2002, the season started at the Gielgud on 5 December 2002 and had been scheduled to finish this weekend. Earlier this month, it extended its run to 22 March 2003 (See News, 6 Jan 2003).
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