Richard II Production Updates From John Wyver Of Illuminations

John Wyver has updated his weekly blog on the Illuminations website following the preparations for the RSC production of William Shakespeare's Richard II. John will be producing the live stream of the play into UK cinemas on Wednesday 13th November, and its subsequent stream into UK schools on Friday 15th and a worldwide broadcast. Through his blog he intends to document progress towards this and also update on the work of the whole company,

Rehearsals for the play start tomorrow (Tuesday 27th August) so the company, including David Tennant, Nigel Lindsay, Jane Lapotaire, Oliver Ford Davies and Michael Pennington and director Gregory Doran, will only come together for the first time then. Last week the RSC announced full cast details: click here for the official press release

John also revealed that Illuminations have been working with Greg Doran on a series of production diary films, the first of which will be seen on Friday

Meanwhile, Chris McGill at Dusthouse has been editing the trailer that was filmed a fortnight ago

You can read John's full blog here

Keep up to date with further developments via the RSC Facebook page and the dedicated Live from Stratford-upon-Avon site

Richard II will open at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 10th October 2013 and will run until 16th November 2013. It will then transfer to the Barbican Theatre in London from December 9th 2013 until 25th January 2014. Stratford-upon-Avon dates are sold out but some seats remain for London performances.

For more information about the play and booking links visit our website


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