Richard II live in Rugby

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If you missed out on tickets to see David Tennant at Stratford RSC’s Richard II, then there’s a chance to see a live broadcast of the play on November 13.

Cineworld in Rugby is among the cinemas (as is Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry) that will be showing the production live from Stratford. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role, and he’s joined by Oliver Ford Davies as the Duke of York, Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt and Nigel Lindsay as Bolingbroke.

Richard II is a monarch ordained by God to lead his people, but, according to the production company, he is also a man of very human weakness, whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.

A statement from the theatre said: “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon marks a new collaboration between the RSC and Picturehouse Cinemas.

“Together we will screen our productions live from Shakespeare’s home town for the very first time, starting with our forthcoming production of Richard II. The production opens in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this October before travelling to London in November. Later this year we will announce further productions to be broadcast as part of our 2014 season.

“Through live broadcasts we can take the work we make in Stratford-upon-Avon to the widest possible audience including students in the classroom.”

To find out more about Live from Stratford upon Avon, see onscreen.rsc.org.uk.

In Rugby, Cineworld will screen the play live on November 13 and repeat the show on November 19. See cineworld.co.uk