Richard II: Nigel Lindsay Joins The Cast

Nigel Lindsay and David Tennant: The Pillowman (2003-4)

The Royal Shakespeare Company have confirmed that Nigel Lindsay will make his RSC debut as Bolingbroke in their forthcoming production of Richard II. He joins David Tennant in the title role, Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt and Oliver Ford Davies as the Duke of York. Gregory Doran will direct. Further casting is to be announced.

Nigel Lindsay previously appeared alongside David Tennant in the 2003 production of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman at the National Theatre. His other theatre work has included The Homecoming, Dealer's Choice, Guys And Dolls, Broken Glass and in the title role of Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He has also appeared in Chris Morris' award winning film Four  Lions and his TV work has included The Fear, Spooks, Silent Witness and Jam And Jerusalem. 

Richard II opens in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 10 October and runs till 16 November 2013 (Press night: 17 October 2013). It then transfers to the Barbican Theatre from 7 December 2013 – 25 January 2014 (London press night: 12 December 2013).

For more details about Richard II at the RSC click here

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