Video Countdown To Richard II - David Tennant And Catherine Tate In Much Ado About Nothing

With just five days to go until David Tennant makes his debut as King Richard in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Richard II we'll be getting you in the mood with a selection of Shakespearean performances from David.

To kick off, here's a scene from the 2011 production of Much Ado About Nothing starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate. The clip finds protagonists Benedick and Beatrice in a party mood

Much Ado About Nothing is available to buy or rent as a download from Digital Theatre: click here for details

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. The production is directed by Gregory Doran and stars David Tennant as King Richard and Nigel Lindsay as Bolingbroke.

The play will be filmed and streamed live into UK cinemas on Wednesday 13th November, and then into cinemas in locations worldwide in broadcasts running until February 2014. Find out more on the RSC Onscreen site