THE folk supergroup known as Company of Players are set to perform at the RSC’s Studio Theatre, based at The Other Place.

The show will be "based around an exploration of Shakespeare's contemporary relevance".

A spokesman said: "Company of Players was formed in 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, by Said The Maiden’s Jess Distill, who set out to create a folk ‘supergroup’.

"With Jess’s passion for all things Shakespeare, it was obvious the was the theme they were going to concentrate on."

The spokesman added: "Over the course of a week in April 2016, they wrote, rehearsed and recorded their first album of brand new music, based on Shakespeare's life and work, which they will perform live at the RSC in two 45 minute sets."

The spokesman added: "Company of Players features some of Jess’ peers, and the very best emerging musicians on the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Jess is joined by Minnie Birch, Chris Cleverley, Lukas Drinkwater, Hannah Elizabeth, Sam Kelly, Daria Kulesh, Kim Lowings, Kelly Oliver and Kathy Pilkinton."

The date for the diary is Saturday April 8, from 7.30pm.

Tickets on, 01789 403493.