Royal Mail have now released the designs of the set and miniature sheet. Note that the face values have changed (details below).
Set of 6
1st Class – Hamlet
The stamp shows former Dr Who David Tennant as Hamlet from 2008.
66p (58p) – The Tempest
Antony Sher plays Prospero in the 2009 production.
68p (60p) – Henry VI
Chuk Iwuji plays Henry VI in the 2006 production.
76p (67p) – King Lear
A classic shot of Paul Schofield as Lear from 1962.
£1.00 (88p) – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sara Kestleman plays the fairy queen Titania from 1970.
£1.10 (97p) – Romeo and Juliet
Ian McKellan and Francesca Annis play the doomed lovers from 1976.
The Miniature Sheet comprises of four stamps showing a collage of the four theatres from the
Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-upon-Avon campus against a background based upon
the concept of the stage, with actors and theatrical scenery.
Date of Issue: 12 April 2011