David Tennant Meets English Literature Students At The RSC

A group of A-Level English Literature students from Birmingham had an extra bonus to their school trip to see Richard II last week when they got to take part in a Q&A session with the play's star, David Tennant.

The students were greeted on arrival by Owen Horsley, the assistant director. After the performance, David Tennant came to meet them and to answer their questions about the play. 

Olly Macnamee, the team leader for English and Media at Small Heath School, said: 'It was a memorable night and one I know they will remember for years to come. The RSC couldn't have been more accommodating.'

The trip was enabled by the corporate support of Birmingham Airport through the RSC's Credits for the Community scheme, which met the cost of the tickets. Andy Holding, community affairs manager at Birmingham Airport said: 'We were delighted with the way the RSC looked after the students, from the pre-performance brief to the having them on stage afterwards. And, of course, the excitement of getting to meet the man himself. What a treat!'

Richard II is in residence at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon until 16th November 2013. It transfers to the Barbican in London on 9th December where it plays until 25th January 2014.
 Both runs are currently sold out but returns may be available: call the RSC on 0844 800 1110 to check availability
The production will be filmed on November 13th and broadcast into cinemas across the UK and worldwide. More information can be found on the RSC Onscreen site. The recorded play will also be released on DVD.

Photos by Olly Macnamee