Tim Minchin & Meera Syal Amongst Guests Confirmed For Shakespeare Live! Presented By David Tennant
Rufus Wainwright, Tim Minchin, Al Murray, Meera Syal, Alison Moyet, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Paapa Essiedu, Pippa Nixon, Alexandra Gilbreath , Noma Dumezweni, The Royal Ballet and The Orchestra of the Swan will join David Tennant, as he hosts a live TV celebration of William Shakespeare, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
The event will be staged at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and will be broadcast live on BBC Two on 23rd April as part of the BBC's Shakespeare Festival.
Previously announced guests include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellan and Joseph Fiennes.
Talking about the show David Tennant said: "Shakespeare Live! is a kind of variety bill. We've got some of the greatest classical actors around. Judi Dench will be there, Ian McKellen will be there. Live performance is what Shakespeare is all about. We have opera, we have ballet, we have hip-hop - all celebrating Shakespeare and what he's done for our cultural heritage."