USA & SWEDEN: Richard II Live Cinema Screening Venues Announced

The Royal Shakespeare Company in association with Picturehouse Entertainment have started announcing international venues that will stream the performance of William Shakespeare's Richard II starring David Tennant. The production will be recorded as performed live onstage on Wednesday 13th November as part of Live From Stratford-upon-Avon, and will be the first of four RSC plays to be filmed and streamed over the course of the next year.

So far the RSC have posted screening dates for the USA and Sweden

Selected cinemas in the US will be screening the play between December 3rd 2013 and January 2nd 2014

Screens in Sweden will stream Richard II on Wednesday 13th November

Canadian dates and cities will be announced next week.

For details of specific cities and screens announced so far and to buy tickets visit the Live From Stratford-upon-Avon website. You can also sign up here for updates of further territories and screens that will be taking part. 

RICHARD II is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran with David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) in the title role; the production opens at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon this October and will be captured live during the November 13 performance. The RSC is also opening up its work behind the scenes through a series of short films available online during the run-up to the screening as well as live footage on the night, before the show, and during the interval. The first film can be seen here:

Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director, said today; 'We are thrilled to be bringing the work we make in Stratford-upon-Avon to the widest possible audience. Through a brand new partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, who have a great track record in screening the arts live, we can share the RSC's contemporary interpretations of our house playwright across the UK and around the world, direct from Shakespeare's home town.'

RICHARD II plays in Stratford-upon-Avon from October 10 - November 16, before it transfers to London's Barbican Theatre until January 25 2014. Tickets are still available for some theatre performances in each venue