Nigel Lindsay On Overlapping Theatre Roles

Nigel Lindsay has been talking to the Jewish Chronicle Online about how he will be juggling two very different theatre roles over the next couple of months.

Nigel, who will co-star with David Tennant, Oliver Ford Davies and Michael Pennington in Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company from October 10th, is also performing as Barry in Nick Payne's new Play The Same Deep Water As Me at the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End. 

“I’m going to do Richard II for the RSC with David Tennant playing Richard,” he said. “I’m playing Bolingbroke, one of the 10 biggest roles in Shakespeare.

“It’s going to be weird because in the evening I’ll be playing a Luton lawyer and during the day I’ll be rehearsing the future Henry IV. The voices are very different. I've not been in the situation before. I’m looking forward to it but I’m going to need a bit of help from Greg Doran, the director.”

The Same Deep Water As Me opened on August 1st and runs until September 28th, and also stars Daniel Mays, Marc Wootton and Monica Dolan. Click here for more information

Richard II will open at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 10th October 2013 and will run untill 16th November 2013. It will then transfer to the Barbican Theatre in London from December 9th 2013 until 25th January 2014. Visit our website for more information

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