Starting 3 June, RSC Members and Supporters and Picturehouse Members can purchase tickets to a live broadcast of Richard II starring David Tennant, which will be streamed live into cinemas on 13 November. Twenty broadcast locations are currently listed on the RSC website, with more cinemas to be added in the UK and around the world. Public booking will open 17 June.
RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role. David is joined in the Company by Oliver Ford Davies as the Duke of York, Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt, and Nigel Lindsay as Bolingbroke. Richard II will be the first production to be broadcast live as part of the Live from Stratford-upon-Avon Season.
To find a list of cinemas and to sign up to receive updates when new venues are added, visit the RSC’s Richard II Live From Stratford-upon-Avon web page.
Richard is King. A monarch 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.
Richard II opens on stage in Stratford-upon-Avon at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 10 October, and runs until 16 November 2013. A very limited number of seats are still available for some of these performances. The production will then move to London’s Barbican Theatre from 9 December to 25 January 2014. Tickets are still available for the London run. See the RSC or Barbican websites for ticket details.
For more on both the live broadcasts and stage production of Richard II, visit our dedicated Richard II pages.