Richard II Rehearsals Start Today

David Tennant begins rehearsals today for Gregory Doran's production of Richard II. The play will be staged at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from 10th October until 16th November before transferring into the Barbican Theatre London from 9th December for a seven week run.

It will also be the first in the Company's collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment - 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon'- a new programme to screen RSC productions live from Shakespeare's home town. The production will be filmed during the performance in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 13th November 2013 and simultaneously screened into over 100 cinemas around the country whilst also being available in North America, Australia, Japan and Northern Europe.

There will be a series  of short films available online during the run-up to the screening, beginning this Friday (30th August). There will also be live footage on the night, before the show's screening and during the interval. This will be hosted by broadcast journalist Suzy Klein.

If you would like to book tickets for the production in Stratford upon Avon, please call the RSC Box Office on 0844 800 1110  to check for returns. 

Or if you would like to book tickets for the production at the Barbican Theatre in London, call the Barbican Theatre Box Office on 020 7638 8891

Watch David Tennant talking about his return to the RSC below:

For more information about the play visit our website