RSC's RICHARD II with David Tennant Takes in Over £1 million at U.K. Box Office

The Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD II with David Tennant was screened across the U.K. last Wednesday, November 13th. The production was seen by more than 60,000 people in 364 cinemas across the U.K., generating more than £1 million ($1.6 million) in box office receipts, including the more than 20,000 people who booked tickets for upcoming screenings.

The production will be shown across the U.S. and Canada from December 3, 2013 to January 2, 2014.

The RSC in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment is pleased to present Gregory Doran's production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD II with David Tennant as the first broadcast of "Live from Stratford-upon-Avon," a program that will screen the RSC's productions from Shakespeare's home town around the world. Limited screenings will take place between December 3, 2013 and January 2, 2014 in cities across the United States. For a current list of participating venues go to http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/.

RICHARD II is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran with David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) in the title role; the production opened at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon 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 short films can be seen here:http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/richard-ii/video-production-diary.aspx.

RICHARD II plays in Stratford-upon-Avon from October 10 - November 16, before it transfers to London's Barbican Theatre until January 25 2014.

The cast includes Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Groom), Antony Byrne (Mowbray), Sean Chapman (Northumberland), Marty Cruickshank(Duchess of York), Oliver Ford Davies (Duke 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), David Tennant (Richard II), Simon Thorp (Salisbury) andEdmund Wiseman (Harry Percy). The production is designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis with lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by MartinSlavin. The movement director is Mike Ashcroft and the fight director is Terry King. The production's music is composed by Paul Englishby.

The broadcast of RICHARD II will be the first of four RSC Shakespeare plays to be filmed live during the next year, and is the start of an on-going program to make the Company's work more available to a nationwide and global audience. The next titles will be announced shortly.

For cinema listings and booking visit www.onscreen.rsc.org.uk to sign up for updates and follow the creation of the production online in the run up to the screening.



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