Saturday Review Discuss Richard II Starring David Tennant

The new Royal Shakespeare Company staging of Richard II was one of the topics under discussion on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Review programme yesterday. The production, which stars David Tennant and is directed by Gregory Doran, opened last Thursday to great acclaim throughout the press.

Richard II was discussed by Tom Sutcliffe and his guests Sarfraz Manzoor, Natalie Haynes and Peter Kemp.You can listen to their conversation via BBC iPlayer. The review starts at around 3 minutes into the show.

Saturday Review: David Tennant as Richard II

Richard II stars David Tennant with Nigel Lindsay, Michael Pennington, Oliver Ford Davies, Jane Lapotaire and Emma Hamilton. The production 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.