Richard II exclusive dates in U.S. Cinemas
4 September 2013
The ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Premieres 'Live From Stratford-upon Avon'
David Tennant in William Shakespeare's RICHARD II
Directed by Gregory Doran
Exclusive Dates in U.S. Cinemas
December 3, 2013 – January 2, 2014
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment is pleased to announce that Gregory Doran's production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD II with David Tennant will be 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. Canadian dates and cities will be announced next week. For a current list of participating venues go to 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 opens at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon this October 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 first film can be seen here: http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/richard-ii/video-production-diary.aspx
Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director, said today; 'We are thrilled to be bringing the work we make in Stratford-upon-Avon to the widest possible audience. Through a brand new partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, who have a great track record in screening the arts live, we can share the RSC's contemporary interpretations of our house playwright across the UK and around the world, direct from Shakespeare's home town.'
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) and Edmund Wiseman (Harry Percy). The production is designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis with 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.
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 in September 2013.
For cinema listings and booking visit onscreen.rsc.org.uk to sign up for updates and follow the creation of the production online in the run up to the screening.
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon is generously supported by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
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Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of Picturehouse Cinemas, the owner and operator of 21 Picturehouse Cinemas and programming agent for a further 49 venues across the UK.
Since its launch in 2010, Picturehouse Entertainment has distributed a diverse range of alternative content to cinemas throughout the UK and internationally. This includes live satellite broadcasts of seasons from world-class arts organizations, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Bolshoi Ballet and the National Theatre, and special one-off events such as Stephen Fry's talk, The Fry Chronicles, and David Bowie is happening now transmitted from the V&A's sell-out exhibition.
Picturehouse Entertainment's feature film releases include BAFTA winner The Imposter, Shane Meadows' The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, Ben Wheatley's A Field in England and the forthcoming The Pervert's Guide to Ideology featuring Slavoj Žižek, in cinemas from 4 October 2013.