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David Tennant - Richard II

November 2012 to August 2013
David Tennant - Richard II
David Tennant - "Richard II is not a hero at all. He's quite a complicated character so I'm daunted by the prospect of doing it justice, but very excited to be given the chance!"


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September 2013
Tonight Bruce O'Neil tweeted that The RSC will be releasing a CD of music from Richard II. Updated 30/9

Youssef Kerkour has tweeted a photo of Nigel Lindsay sitting under a bust of the character he's playing in Richard II. Updated 30/9

Today David Tennant and the cast of Richard II start the sixth and final full week of rehearsals. Updated 30/9

The first photo of David Tennant at the BFI Doctor Who panel today has been posted to Twitter. David now has waist-length hair extensions (currently in a ponytail) for Richard II. Updated 29/9

The Independent lists Richard II as an Autumn Theatre Highlight. Updated 29/9

David Tennant playing Richard II is one of Saga's Must See Events for October. Updated 28/9

Tonight Sam Marks tweeted that they had their ' First stagger through of Richard II today.' Updated 27/9

Financial Times has an interview with Greg Doran about Stratford-upon-Avon, Richard II, The RSC and Hamlet with David Tennant. Updated 27/9

A screencap of David Tennant as Richard II from the latest The RSC production video. Updated 27/9

The fifth RSC video production diary for Richard II has been posted to YouTube. In this one Professor James Shapiro talks about treason and censorship. Updated 27/9


The Royal Shakespeare Company website has more photos of David Tennant and the cast rehearsing Richard II. Updated 27/9

The Telegraph has an article titled 'Why is there so much Shakespeare on stage?' with references to David Tennant's Hamlet and Richard II. Updated 27/9

The RSC have added a Young Shakespeare Nation video with Billy Shakespeare, Francis the pig and David Tennant to YouTube. Updated 26/9


The Royal Shakespeare Company website has new Richard II merchandise. Updated 26/9

What's On Stage has some exclusive rehearsal photos of Richard II. Updated 25/9

The Illuminations blog has been updated about rehearsals for Richard II. Updated 24/9

Tonight Emma Hamilton tweeted that she had had an 'Incredible day viewing the magnificent coronation exhibition in Buckingham Palace State Rooms Breathtaking!' for Richard II. It's not clear whether all the cast made the trip or not. Updated 20/9

David Tennant and Greg Doran will be interviewed on Front Row on 1st October on BBC Radio Four about Richard II. Updated 20/9

The Royal Shakespeare Company have launched an online shop which includes David Tennant's Hamlet DVD for only £5.99. Updated 20/9

Photos of David Tennant from the Royal Shakespeare Company have been posted to Twitter here and here. Updated 20/9

The Royal Shakespeare Company have posted the fourth production diary video to YouTube. This one looks at voice coaching as part of the rehearsal process. Updated 20/9


BroadwayWorld has an interview about Richard II rehearsals with Jane Lapotaire who plays the Duchess of Gloucester. Updated 20/9

The RSC website has posted a blog item by Elliot Barnes-Worrell about Richard II rehearsals. Updated 18/9

The whole run of Richard II is now sold out! Apart from returns, the only other way to see the play is at a cinema via Live From Stratford. Updated 18/9

Sweden, Russia and Malta have been added to list of countries screening Richard II. The Live From Stratford website has the details. Updated 17/9

The Q&A with Emma Hamilton (who plays the Queen in Richard II) has been posted to The RSC website.
One of the questions was about what it is like to work with David Tennant and Emma's reply is "David has a terrific energy about him; he works extremely hard and never seems to tire. Always a smile in his eyes or on his face. He's a delight to work with. She also said that David is one of the fastest in learning lines." Updated 16/9

The latest update by John Wyver about Richard II has been posted to the Illuminations website.
In this update he writes that 'the cast are beginning to work with director Greg Doran on the detail of each scene, starting this morning with Act I Scene 1. In parallel, along with costume fittings and the like, they are doing individual voice work sessions with the RSCís Head of Text, Voice and Artist Development Lyn Darnley and this morning they are filming two of these as well as elements of the main rehearsal.' Updated 16/9

David Tennant and the cast of Richard II start their fourth week of rehearsals today. Updated 16/9

Richard II is the top theatre item in Sunday Times Autumn's top 100 'unmissable events.' Updated 15/9

Broadway World reports that The RSC trailer for Richard II will be played in cinemas all around the world. Updated 14/9

Bruce O'Neil, who is Head of Music at the Royal Shakespeare Company, tweeted with a photo of the music that today he had the first rehearsal with the three sopranos who will be singing Paul Englishby's music for Richard II. Updated 13/9

The trailer for The RSC production of Richard II, with voiceover by Michael Pennington (who plays John of Gaunt), has been posted to YouTube. It will be shown in cinemas from this weekend. Updated 13/9


Gifs of all three 'appearences' of David in the third Richard II production diary video have been posted to Tumblr. Updated 13/9

A screencap of David Tennant from the third Richard II production diary has been posted to Twitter. Updated 13/9

The RSC have posted the third production diary video to YouTube. This one looks at the company's visit to Westminster Hall and Helen Castor historian gives a background to the play.
David Tennant is seen a couple of times in the video. Updated 13/9


The Guardian says that David Tennant has 'pulling power whatever the play' and that people would see him read the telephone directory! Updated 12/9

Emma Hamilton will answer questions about Richard II. Use the hashtag #RSCRichardII and the answers will be posted to The RSC website on Monday. Updated 12/9

David Tennant in Richard II is a highlighted event in the Fodors Travel article Fall 2013 Guide To London. Updated 12/9

Registration is now open for The RSC free schools broadcast of Richard II on Friday 15th November. Updated 12/9

The latest RSC newsletter for members has a great page about the cast members of Richard II which is posted online. Updated 10/9

John Wyver has posted the third Richard II production diary to the Illuminations website which mentions their visit to Westminster last Wednesday. Updated 9/9

Today David Tennant and the cast start the third week of rehearsals for Richard II. Updated 9/9

Tonight DustHouse tweeted that they were delivering the completed trailer for Richard II to The RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon. Updated 6/9

The RSC have posted the second Richard II Production Diary video.
In this video Emma Hamilton who plays the Queen, describes the first day of rehearsals, including the welcome games they play to help break the ice and build rapport between the actors. She also explains how the show's director Gregory Doran is beginning to help them explore their characters and also explains some of the historical truth behind Richard's Queen. Updated 6/9

Live screenings in the US of Richard II is the 'Broadway Buzz' on Broadway.com today. Updated 4/9

The RSC have announced some US screening dates and venues for Richard II in the US. (Canada will be announced next week). The Live In Stratford website has details and more will be added over the next few weeks. It will be screened on various dates between 3rd December and 2nd January. Updated 4/9

Today most of the cast (including David Tennant) and the crew of Richard II visited both Westminster Hall and Westminster Abbey. Nigel Lindsay described his visit to the later as '16 Kings and Queens buried here. Touched Richard II's tomb which was awesome (in an non-American sort of way!)' Updated 4/9

David Tennant in The RSC production of RichardII is one of Mark Shenton's Autumn Theatre Highlights in The Stage. Updated 3/9

Illuminations have posted an update about the first day of rehearsals for Richard II last week. Updated 2/9

Michael Billington in The Guardian chooses the best theatre for the autumn including Richard II. Updated 1/9

Some restricted view seats are now available on The RSC website for (almost) all performances of Richard II in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Tickets are still available from The Barbican Centre website for most London performances of Richard II. Updated 1/9


August 2013
Playbill reports that stars (including David Tennant) are 'turning out for Shakespeare this Fall.' Updated 31/8

A photo of David Tennant in Stratford-Upon-Avon today with some fans has been posted to Twitter. Updated 30/8

Some close-up photos of David Tennant from the RSC video have been posted to Tumblr. Updated 30/8

According to various tweets, David Tennant and other Richard II cast members took a break from rehearsals in Clapham to visit Stratford-Upon-Avon today. Updated 30/8

Tonight Dusthouse tweeted 'We've now shot and recorded all that is needed for our RII trailer. It's been an adventure. Final stages now... Coming Soon.' Updated 30/8

The first Richard II Production Diary has been posted to YouTube. David is shown a couple of times in this 4 minute video and Gregory Doran says some lovely things about him. Updated 30/8


Last night supportive David Tennant watched Nigel Lindsay (Bolingbroke in Ricahrd II) in The Same Deep Water As Me at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Updated 30/8

Emma Hamilton tweeted about the first day of Richard II rehearsals 'First day of rehearsal for Richard II done and dusted. Promising to be an epic journey!'
Sam Marks described the first days as 'Great' and tweeted a photo of the read-through. Updated 27/8

First day of rehearsal for Richard II

Youssef Kerkour tweeted today 'Day one of Richard II done. Fantastic start and a fantastic company. It's going to look incredible too!'
Miranda Nolan ?tweeted 'And so the journey begins. 1st day of rehearsals for RSC's Richard II ...Wow!' Updated 27/8

Rehearsals start today for Richard II. The play opens six weeks on Thursday. Updated 27/8

John Wyver of Illuminations has posted his latest update about Richard II. Updated 26/8

Yesterday The Guardian listed David Tennant in Richard II as one of its Arts Highlights for the Autumn. Updated 25/8

An article on OfficialLondonTheatre.co.uk about Richard II casting mainly focuses on Nigel Lindsay who will play Bolingbroke. Updated 21/8

Today Dusthouse tweeted that the first first cut of the Richard II trailer was complete. Updated 21/8

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced the full cast for Richard II. Updated 21/8

The weekly update from Illuminations about Richard II. It says that rehearsals start next Tuesday (27th). Updated 19/8

Lancaster Evening Post reports that Lancaster's Dukes Theatre will screen Richard II a week later than the recording - on Wednesday 20th November. Updated 17/8

Elliot Barnes-Worrel has tweeted that he will be in Richard II although he does not say which role he will play. Updated 14/8

Filming on the trailer for Richard II finished at 1.45pm today.

Today is the third day of filming on the Richard II trailer by Dusthouse for The RSC. It is a concept trailer and David Tennant is not involved. Updated 14/8

Dusthouse have tweeted that they have now finished shooting in the Lake District and are moving to another location tomorrow. Updated 13/8

Today is the second day of filming on the Richard II trailer by Dusthouse for The RSC in the Lake District. It is a concept trailer and David Tennant is not involved. Updated 13/8

. Unexpectedly tonight there are Circle and Upper Circle seats available for the Wednesday 13th November performance of Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon. This is the performance which is being filmed. Updated 12/8

John Wyver of Illuminations has posted his first blog post about Richard II. Updated 12/8

Nigel Lindsay mentions that heís playing Bolingbroke in Richard II in an interview in The Jewish Chronicle. Updated 12/8

Filming starts today on the Richard II trailer by Dusthouse for The RSC in the Lake District. It is a concept trailer so David Tennant will not be involved. Updated 12/8

The film production company Dusthouse has tweeted that they will be filming a trailer for The RSC next week for Richard II. Updated 10/8


July 2013
There are now 163 cinemas screening Richard II in the UK according to the RSC Onscreen website. Cinemas outside the UK will be added later. Updated 17/7

An Odeon cinema in London is promoting the screening of Richard II. Updated 16/7

New photos of David Tennant from behind the scenes of the RSC Richard II photoshoot have been uploaded to VK.com. Updated 12/7

It is now 100 days until David Tennant plays his first performance of Richard II! We started our daily countdown at 280 days.
Tickets are still available on The Barbican Centre website for most performances in London including some Saturday evenings. Updated 2/7


June 2013
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that Richard II will now be screened in over 100 cinemas on 13th November. Updated 20/6

The filmed performance of Richard II will also be shown by various Cineworld cinemas. Updated 17/6

Tickets go on sale today to the general public from the RSC Onscreen website for David Tennant in Richard II on 13th November in various cinemas around the country. Updated 17/6

The first non-Picturehouse cinema (Ipswich Film Theatre) is now booking tickets for Richard II on 13th November. Updated 7/6

All the extra tickets for Richard II in Stratford-upon-Avon, which went on sale unexpectedly last week, are now sold out. Tickets are again only available from The Barbican Centre website for most London dates. Updated 5/6

It seems that various Picturehouse cinemas are adding their own Encore screenings for David Tennant in Richard II so you need to check your local cinema for the extra dates. Updated 5/6

Encore performances of David Tennant in Richard II will be shown in cinemas on Monday 18th November at 8pm and on Tuesday 19th November at 2.45pm. Updated 4/6

Tickets go on sale today for both RSC and Picturehouse members from the RSC Onscreen website for David Tennant in Richard II on 13th November. Updated 3/6

It is 130 days until David Tennant plays his first performance of Richard II which means that we are exactly halfway between The RSC announcement and First Night as we started the daily David Tennant / Richard II countdown at 260 days. Updated 2/6

Members of The RSC are receiving their newsletters today with an article about the Richard II screenings. There are photos of David Tennant on the front cover and on page 3. Updated 1/6


May 2013
Extra seats have been added to The RSC website for the performances of David Tennant in Richard II in Stratford-upon-Avon. Updated 31/5

Page 9 of tonight's Evening Standard has an item about the David Tennant production of Richard II being filmed by The RSC. Updated 28/5

Tickets to watch David Tennant in Richard II in cinemas on 13th November will be £13 for RSC and Picturehouse Members. The full price will be £20 with concessions at £15. Updated 28/5

The RSC Onscreen website states that the schools broadcast on 15th November of Richard II will include David Tennant in the cast Q&A afterwards. Updated 28/5

Den Of Geek has a new interview with Bernard Cribbins about Doctor Who and about working with David Tennant. Updated 28/5

The RSC press release about the 13th November filmed performance also announces that Nigel Lindsay will play Bolingbroke. Updated 28/5

Despite what The Guardian says, tickets are still available for most London performances of David Tennant in Richard II on The Barbican website. Updated 28/5

The Guardian reports that the 13th November performance of Richard II will be filmed to stream live to cinemas worldwide and on 15th November to 1,000 British schools followed by a Q&A.
Illuminations blog has more details about the project.
RSC members get priority booking from 3rd June (public booking starts 17th June) from the RSC Onscreen website. Updated 28/5

According to a recent RSC job advert for stage staff, rehearsals for Richard II start on Monday 26th August (which is a Bank Holiday) Updated 17/5

UnrealityTV look at how well the Doctor Who Proms and tickets for David Tennant in Richard II are selling. Updated 14/5

Tickets for each performance of Richard II on The RSC website are now sold out! Some are still available for most performances on The Barbican Centre website. Updated 13/5

David Tennant is mentioned in The Stage article about Company versus Stars at The RSC. Updated 11/5

It is 160 days today until David Tennant plays his first performance of Richard II so we have been doing the countdown on Twitter for 100 days! Updated 3/5

A look at the impact David Tennant performing in Stratford-upon-Avon has had on the town and a 1 night free bed and breakfast offer from Avonlea Guest House. Updated 1/5


April 2013
Stratford Observer has an item about David Tennant returning to The RSC as Richard II. Updated 30/4

In a Daily Mail article on Shakespeare this summer director Nicholas Hytner says about David Tennant "David Tennant had years at the RSC. He was a spectacularly good Hamlet because heís such a wonderfully fine, agile classical actor. Just because David Tennant went off and made a huge success of Doctor Who, does that diminish his achievement as a stage actor? Absolutely not." Updated 21/4

Today the Royal Shakespeare Company website suddenly has tickets again for most of the performances at The Barbican in December and January. (Possibly The Barbican has given the RSC some of their allocation.) Updated 15/4

The Richard II performance which was listed in some places for Saturday 7th December has now been removed from both the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Barbican websites. Tickets never went on sale for this performance.
This means that now David Tennant will play 84 performances (39 in Stratford-Upon-Avon and 45 in London).
Most performances of Richard II on the Royal Shakespeare Company website are sold out but The Barbican Centre website still has availablilty for most dates. Updated 14/4

Although it is still six months (today!) until David Tennant stars in Richard II, there are only seats available (mainly in the Gallery) for 11 of the confirmed 85 performances. Updated 10/4


March 2013
12 performances (mainly Fridays and Saturdays) are now sold out for David Tennant in Richard II at The Barbican in London. However there are currently now a few seats available in the Circle for the performance on Tuesday 12th November in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Updated 28/3

There's a message on THE RSC website which says 'There is no availability for Richard II in Stratford-upon-Avon, with the exception of a few performances where there is limited availability for 16-25 year olds.' Updated 20/3

By 2pm this afternoon 5 performances of Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon had sold out! Updated 18/3

Booking opens today for the general public for Richard II in both Stratford-Upon-Avon and London. Tickets can be booked on both The RSC and Barbican websites and, as they have less members, it appears that The Barbican website has more and better seats available including some still in the front row for some dates! Updated 18/3

A new Greg Doran Director's Talk has been added for on 11th December about Richard II at The Barbican Centre. Currently tickets are only available for Barbican members. Updated 17/3

Public tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am to see David Tennant in Richard II and there are currently 25 performances which show only a few seats including some with only restricted views.
It seems that the Barbican website has more tickets available than the RSC website including some in the front row (e.g. 21st December)! Updated 17/3

Booking opens today at 10am for Barbican Yellow members for Richard II in London. Updated 13/3

It's 7 months today until David Tennant plays his first performance of Richard II! Updated 10/3

Booking opens today for RSC Associate Members for Richard II in London. Updated 8/3

The RSC opened booking for Richard II in London today about 10 minutes early so some people were able to get tickets quite easily until 10am.
Then, for about an hour the RSC website was very slow although The Barbican website (for Barbican Members) worked well.
After about 11.15am the RSC website became faster again.
It seems that The RSC and The Barbican have different allocations as for one date, the best seats The RSC could offer were in Row P but The Barbican had several seats available in Row A. Updated 7/3

The Royal Shakespeare Company website now lists 14 performances of Richard II which only have a few seats remaining. Previously it was only the 11 Saturday performances but now it also includes three Thursday matinees. Updated 7/3

Booking opens today for RSC Full Members and Barbican Red members for Richard II in London. Updated 7/3

The Barbican Centre has added more details about the Richard II performances at their venue. The main new points are:
The production will last about 3 hours including the interval.
There will be a Post Show talk on Wednesday 8th January, although it will probably not be known until it happens whether or not David Tennant will be involved. Any audience member who buys a ticket for that evening can attend the talk free of charge.
Although tickets for the Stratford-Upon-Avon performances were sent immediately, tickets for The Barbican Centre will be sent 2-4 weeks before each performance. Updated 6/3

Metro lists David Tennant in Richard II as one of the season highlights at The Barbican Centre. Updated 6/3

The Royal Shakespeare Company has posted that Full Members' Priority Booking (both online and by telephone) opens on Thursday 7th March but that RSC Associate Members' Priority Booking (both online and by telephone) does not open until Friday 8th March. Both sessions start at 10am. Public Booking opens on Monday 18 March. Updated 5/3

This morning there are now 11 performances of Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon which show on The RSC website as only a few tickets remaining! (Public booking does not open until 18th March.) Updated 5/3

Booking opens today for RSC Shakespeare Supports members for Richard II in London. A seating plan is here. Updated 5/3

Associate Members booking started today so now there are only 18 seats available for David Tennant's final Stratford-Upon-Avon performance! Updated 4/3

Booking opens online for RSC Associate Members for Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon today at 10am. Updated 4/3

A link for those who prefer to see David Tennant's performance dates for Richard II in calendar format. Updated 3/3


February 2013
Backstage and audience information about David Tennant in Richard II at The Barbican Centre. Updated 28/2

The Royal Shakespeare Company have posted the ticket prices and performance schedule for Richard II at The Barbican Centre. It is the same as we posted on Saturday but they have confirmed to us that Saturday 7th December will not go on sale when booking starst next week.

David Tennant / Richard II posters are now available from the Royal Shakespeare Company online shop for only £5. Updated 25/2

The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that Paul Englishby will compose the music for Richard II. Updated 25/2

The website of the Royal Shakespeare Company now lists a Richard II performance for Saturday 7th December. This was previously listed by the RSC and then removed. It is not listed on the Barbican Centre website. Updated 23/2

The latest Barbican newsletter for its members says that Michael Pennington will play John of Gaunt in Richard II and that booking at The Barbican for Shakespeare Supporters will start on Tuesday 5th March. Also at The Barbican there will be 10 seats for £5 at each performance for people aged between 16 and 25, plus 30 stalls tickets for only £10 for each performance which will go on sale at 10.30am at The Barbican each day. These day seats will be limited to one per person. All other tickets at The Barbican will be £55, £45, £35 and £25. There are no reduced prices before the Press Night. Updated 23/2

An article in The Telegraph about theatre membership schemes mentions the high RSC membership sales to buy tickets for David Tennant's production of Richard II. However there are still lots of tickets available. For example, for the final Stratford-Upon-Avon performance there are 25 in the stalls, 35 in the circle and over 100 in the upper circle currently free. Updated 23/2

The full transcript of the David Tennant Broadchurch interview in The Times has been posted to Tumblr. David also speaks about Richard II (it says that rehearsals start in August) and Doctor Who. Updated 23/2

Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Gregory Doran describes David Tennant as a "great actor" and "extremely hard-working" in an interview with the Oxford Student Union. Updated 22/2

The Royal Shakespeare Company has confirmed to us that Thursday 12th December is the London Press Night for Richard II. The performance starts at 7pm that evening.
The RSC has also told us that Wednesday 15th January is a rare London weekday matinee performance and not an understudy performance.
This confirms that David will play 85 performances in total - 39 in Stratford-Upon-Avon and 46 in London. Updated 20/2

The dates and times for Richard II at The Barbican Centre have been added to the Royal Shakespeare Company website. Tickets are on sale from 7th March. David Tennant will play 46 performances of Richard II at The Barbican Centre (assuming there are no understudy performances) so he will play 85 in total. Based on the earlier start time it seems that Thursday 12th December will be the London Press Night. Updated 16/2

Booking opens at 10am today for RSC Full Members (phone) for Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Updated 13/2

For those not able to buy priority booking tickets yet to see Richard II, there are still over 184 tickets remaining for the final performance in Stratford-Upon-Avon for example. Updated 11/2

The RSC told us today that the 13th November performance of Richard II is not confirmed which is why it did not go on sale yet. Updated 11/2

Due to the popularity of the announcement of him appearing in Richard II, Lyn Gardner of The Guardian believes that David Tennant reading the telephone directory on stage would sell out! Updated 11/2

Tickets for the Press Night for Richard II on Thursday 17th October will not be going on sale at 10am. Usually Press Night tickets go on sale later once The RSC know how many of the press will be attending. Updated 11/2

Booking opens at 10am today for RSC Full Members (online) for Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Updated 11/2

The Royal Shakespeare Company website is showing one less performance of Richard II as Wednesday 13th November has been removed. Some people believe that it might it be due to the Doctor Who 50th anniversary but it could equally be due to a corporate or private performance. Updated 10/2

The Royal Shakespeare Company have posted onto their website the email they sent to Full Members yesterday about booking tickets to Richard II on Monday. Updated 8/2

WETA has a preview video of Shakespeare Uncovered which plays worldwide. Updated 8/2

Full members of the Royal Shakespeare Company have received an email saying they expect the website to be busy on Monday (when their booking period opens) but there are lots of tickets available (we calculated that there will be over 86,000 in total). They also recommend that people check that their login works properly before Monday. Updated 7/2

Booking opens at 10am today for Shakespeare's Circle Members for Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Updated 7/2

The Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that they will soon release an iPad app which will feature their Winter Season 2013 including Richard II. Updated 4/2

Maybe because it's a slow news day but the final item on Magic radio's 5pm news tonight was about David Tennant playing Richard II for The RSC which was 9 days after the announcement! Updated 1/2


January 2013
If you are worried about getting tickets to see David Tennant in Richard II, then don't panic, just read this page for reassurance as it explains that there will be about 85,908 tickets available in total! Updated 29/1

Mark Shenton's blog today on The Stage website is about The RSC returning to The Barbican Centre and about David Tennant in Richard II. Updated 29/1

The Royal Shakespeare Company have noticed a surge in membership since David Tennant was announced to play Richard II. Updated 26/1

The Royal Shakespeare Company have posted their Winter 2013 brochure online. It says that the ticket prices for Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon are:
Preview performances £12 to £30
Performances (except Saturday evenings) £14 to £40
Saturday evening performances £14 to £50. Updated 25/1

Dates for some special events around Richard II are:
Wednesday 16th October 5.15pm to 6pm - The Director's Talk
Monday 4th November - Post-show talkback with cast members (there is no guarantee that David Tennant will attend)
Thursday 7th November 10.30am to 11.30am - Pre-matinee Education session with some Richard II cast members (may not be David Tennant) Updated 25/1

It's a year today that David Tennant will play his final performance of Richard II! Updated 25/1

The Royal Shakespeare Company website has been updated to show that there will be 40 performances of Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon, plus an understudy run on Tuesday 29th October. Included in the 40, David Tennant will play 8 matinees, 2 audio described performances and one captioned performance. Updated 24/1

After the announcement yesterday that David Tennant will play Richard II, The Guardian has an article which looks at other actors who have played the role over the years with video clips. Updated 24/1

It is 259 days (37 weeks) until David Tennant plays his first performance of Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Updated 24/1

There is an advert for the Royal Shakespeare Company on page 5 of the Evening Standard today which includes the photo of David Tennant which they released today. Updated 23/1

An interview with Gregory Doran in The Independent includes the phrase "David breathes verse, he makes it sound as if it is completely effortless." Updated 23/1

Gregory Doran was interviewed via telephone on the BBC local radio station Coventry and Warwickshire this afternoon about David Tennant playing Richard II later this year. Greg also talks about his plans for The RSC over the next five years. Greg thinks that Richard II will be more of a challenge to David than Hamlet was in some ways!Updated 23/1

The Royal Shakespeare Company website now has a section about Richard II including a David Tennant photo gallery. Updated 23/1

Dominic Cavendish in The Telegraph has written an article titled "Exciting news that David Tennant is returning to the RSC." Updated 23/1

The January RSC Newsletter has a photo of David Tennant on the cover. Updated 23/1

Both The Telegraph and The Stage has the news about David Tennant playing Richard II. Updated 23/1

Tickets for David Tennant in Richard II at The Barbican Centre in London go on sale on Thursday 7th March for Barbican Red and RSC members, on Wednesday 13th March for Barbican Orange members and on Monday 18th March for the general public. Updated 23/1

Evening Standard has article about David Tennant reuniting with Gregory Doran for Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Updated 23/1

BBC News has an item about David Tennant playing Richard II and all of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Winter season. Updated 23/1

We are starting our famous play countdown again as it is 260 days until David Tennant plays his first pertformance of Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company! Updated 23/1

Official Royal Shakespeare Company announcement about Richard II. It will also star Oliver Ford Davies who played in both Hamlet and Love's Labour's Lost with David in 2008. The Press Night will be on Thursday 17th October. Updated 23/1

Onsale dates for tickets to see David Tennant in Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Video interview of Gregory Doran talking about David Tennant, Richard II and the Royal Shakespeare Company Winter season. Updated 23/1

Video interview of David Tennant talking about Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Updated 23/1


The front page of the Royal Shakespeare Company website currently has a silent video of David Tennant / Richard II. Updated 23/1

The Guardian is the first newspaper with the news about David Tennant in Richard II. Updated 23/1

Richard II will open in Stratford-Upon-Avon on Thursday 10th October and transfer to The Barbican Centre in London from 9th December. Gregory Doran will direct. Updated 23/1

As expected, today at the Royal Shakespeare Company press conference it was announced that David Tennant will star in Richard II. This link has full news about the announcement today and remember to bookmark the Richard II section of DavidTennantOnTwitter.com which already has more details about the production. This section will be added to during the rehearsals and performances of the play to make it the most comprehensive source on the internet for information about the production. Updated 23/1

At 10am today in London, the Royal Shakespeare Company are holding a press conference to announce their Winter programme of plays. It is expected it will be announced that David Tennant will star in Richard II. Updated 23/1


David Tennant - Richard II

November 2012
Currently this is only a RUMOUR but there was a post today on the What's On Stage forum that David Tennant will appear in Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2013 in a production directed by Gregory Doran. The rumour was posted to the forum by the same person (PaulTheatre) who was first to post that David and Catherine Tate would be appearing in Much Ado About Nothing last year. Paul has also been the first to post other theatre news so this seems quite likely to be true. Updated 5/12


David Tennant - Richard II

Click here for the full list of performances and associated events in both Stratford-Upon-Avon and London and click here for the performances in calendar format.

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