VIDEO: Shakespeare Live! Hosted By David Tennant Trailer Released
A trailer for the Shakespeare Live! event which is to be hosted by David Tennant has been released.
The extravanganza, to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard will take place on 23rd April at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and will be broadcast live on BBC Two and screened live in cinemas across the UK and Europe.
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."
Watch the trailer below:
David will be joined by Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellan, Joseph Fiennes, 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.