Listen To Romeo And Juliet On BBC Radio 3 Tonight At 8.30pm

Romeo and Juliet, the second of the BBC's Shakespeare and Love plays, will air tonight on BBC Radio 3 at 8.30pm. David Tennant takes on the role of Prince Escalus.
The BBC are making a podcast of the play available to download after transmission. Click here to sign up to recieve the podcasts.
The BBC Radio 3 blog also has a look at the making of the season which you can read here.

Shakespeare's quick witted summer tragedy, recorded with the same company as Twelfth Night, his melancholic winter comedy, which was the first in this Drama on 3 Shakespeare and Love season. In a town full of hatred, where the streets ring with the Capulet Montague feud, and swords are too easily drawn, Romeo and Juliet find each other, and love, and never let go.

Romeo ..... Trystan Gravelle
Juliet ..... Vanessa Kirby
Nurse ..... Rosie Cavaliero
Friar Laurence ..... Ron Cook
Prince Escalus ..... David Tennant
Mercutio ..... Paul Ready
Benvolio ..... Adam James
Tybalt ..... Carl Prekopp
Paris ..... Johnny Flynn
Capulet ..... James Lailey
Lady Capulet ..... Naomi Frederick
Montague ..... Peter Hamilton Dyer
Balthasar ..... Don Gilet
Apothecary ... Christine Absalom
Gregory ..... Harry Livingstone
Sampson ..... Joe Sims
Prologue ..... Tracy Wiles
Music ..... Roger Goula
Sound Design ..... Colin Guthrie
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

The second of Drama on 3's season, featuring new productions of Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest, the first plays aired in the pan-BBC Shakespeare Unlocked celebration. The first two plays, which reflect upon Shakespeare and Love are performed by a single company of actors including David Tennant and Rosie Cavaliero both of whom won best actor and best actress at the recent Audio Drama Awards.


  1. Will David Tennant be in The Tempest?

  2. Hi, no David won't be in The Tempest unfortunately.


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