Former Doctor Who David Tennant returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to play Shakespeare's vain king, Richard II.
Tennant plays the monarch, who is given his place at the head of a country by God and God alone, leading his people by divine decree. Yet Richard is only human and suffers the same weaknesses and frailties of us all. His vanity is a threat to England, and promises to lead the country into a bloody civil war.
Tennant returns to the famous company after garnering much acclaim for his portrayal of Hamlet on stage, though he is best known for his televisual exploits as the galaxy-saving Timelord in Doctor Who.
Richard II is directed by Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the RSC.
cast: David Tennant, Nigel Lindsay, Oliver Ford Davies, Michael Pennington, Jane Lapotaire, Antony Byrne, Sean Chapman, Marty Cruickshank, Marcus Griffiths, Emma Hamilton, Jim Hooper, Youssef Kerkour, Jake Mann, Sam Marks, Keith Osborn, Joshua Richards, Oliver Rix, Simon Thorp, Edmund Wiseman, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Gracy Goldman, Miranda Nolan
director: Gregory Doran
music by: Paul Englishby
designer: Stephen Brimson Lewis
lighting designer: Tim Mitchell
Silk Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 8DS
Barbican Centre underground car park, with free parking for orange badge holders. Please present your car park ticket and your orange badge to the Duty Manager at the box office. You will be given a sticker entitling you to free parking. Park in Car Park 3 which is entered via Silk Street. Walkway to level -1. Car Park 3 has 3 spaces for disabled customers. Car Parks 4 and 5 are entered via Beech Street and linked by lift E. Look out for directional signs on pillars - the lifts could easily be missed.