7:15 pm | $12/$10 members
Richard is King, ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment is pleased to announce that Gregory Doran’s production of William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II with David Tennant will be the first broadcast of “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,” a program that will screen the RSC’s productions from Shakespeare’s home town around the world. Richard II was broadcast live on 13 November 2013 from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and is now showing as encore screenings in cinemas across the world.
RICHARD II is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran with David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) in the title role. “We are thrilled to be bringing the work we make in Stratford-upon-Avon to the widest possible audience. Through a brand new partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, who have a great track record in screening the arts live, we can share the RSC’s contemporary interpretations of our house playwright across the UK and around the world, direct from Shakespeare’s home town.”
The cast includes Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Groom), Antony Byrne (Mowbray), Sean Chapman (Northumberland), Marty Cruickshank (Duchess of York), Oliver Ford Davies (Duke of York), Gracy Goldman (Lady in Waiting), Marcus Griffiths (Greene), Emma Hamilton (The Queen), Jim Hooper (Bishop of Carlisle), Youssef Kerkour (Willoughby), Jane Lapotaire (Duchess of Gloucester), Nigel Lindsay (Bolingbroke), Jake Mann (Bagot), Sam Marks (Bushy), Miranda Nolan (Lady in Waiting), Keith Osborn (Scroop), Michael Pennington (John of Gaunt), Joshua Richards (Ross/Lord Marshall), Oliver Rix (Aumerle), David Tennant (Richard II), Simon Thorp (Salisbury) and Edmund Wiseman (Harry Percy). The production is designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis with lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by Martin Slavin. The movement director is Mike Ashcroft and the fight director is Terry King. The production’s music is composed by Paul Englishby.
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Made in Stratford-upon-Avon – Seen around the world
Everyone at the Royal Shakespeare Company, from actors to technicians, milliners to musicians, plays a part in creating the world you see on stage. Our work begins its life at our Stratford workshops and theatres and we share it with audiences across the world through our touring, residencies and online activity. So, wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work that is made in Shakespeare’s home town in the UK. Shakespeare has been performed and celebrated in Stratford for centuries and the RSC has trained generations of the very best theatre makers since the Company was founded in 1961. We pioneer contemporary approaches to Shakespeare’s plays, as well as staging the work of those who inspired him and the work of today’s playwrights. www.rsc.org.uk