Stories and secrets of the Swan Bar

If walls could talk, what would they say in Stratford’s Swan Bar? The new refurbishment project lets us in on secrets and stories of theatre history, with props and costumes from Royal Shakespeare Company productions down the years.


I was thrilled to join the project to help shape and edit the text for these displays. Based on meticulous background research by the RSC team, the stories are told in the words of actors including Vivien Leigh, Patrick Stewart, Josette Simon and David Oyelowo – plus directors, designers, animal handlers, composers and front-of-house staff.