Full Casting Announced for Royal Shakespeare Company's Richard II, Starring David Tennant

News   Full Casting Announced for Royal Shakespeare Company's Richard II, Starring David Tennant
 
Full casting has been announced for the new Royal Shakespeare Company production of Richard II that will play Stratford-upon-Avon's Royal Shakespeare Theatre, beginning performances Oct. 10 prior to an official opening Oct. 17, for a run through Nov. 16. The production will transfer to London's Barbican Theatre, beginning performances Dec. 9, prior to an official opening Dec. 12, for a run through Jan. 25, 2014.

David Tennant will star in Hamlet with the RSC
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Joining the previously announced David Tennant in the title role are Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Groom), Antony Byrne (Mowbray), Sean Chapman (Northumberland), Oliver Ford Davies (Duke of York), Marty Cruickshank (Duchess of York), Gracy Goldman (Lady in Waiting), Marcus Griffiths (Greene), Emma Hamilton (The Queen), Jim Hooper (Bishop of Carlisle), Youssef Kerkour (Willoughby), Jane Lapotaire (Duchess of Gloucester), Nigel Lindsay (Bolingbroke), Jake Mann (Bagot), Sam Marks (Bushy), Miranda Nolan (Lady in Waiting), Keith Osborn (Scroop), Michael Pennington (John of Gaunt), Joshua Richards (Ross/Lord Marshall), Oliver Rix (Aumerle), Simon Thorp (Salisbury) and Edmund Wiseman (Harry Percy).

The production is directed by Gregory Doran, with designs by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by Martin Slavin. The movement director is Mike Ashcroft, and the fight director is Terry King. The production's music is composed by Paul Englishby.

It will also be filmed during the Nov. 13 performance in Stratford-upon-Avon and simultaneously screened into over 100 cinemas around the country whilst also being available in North America, Australia, Japan and Northern Europe. It marks the first in the company’s collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment - "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon" - a new program to screen RSC productions live from Shakespeare’s home town. 

To book tickets, visit www.rsc.org.uk.

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