David Tennant To Present Shakespeare Show Before Royal Audience



David Tennant will be hosting the Shakespeare Live! show in the presence of royalty, it has been announced today. The TV celebration of William Shakespeare, to be broadcast live from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 23rd April, will see HRH Prince Charles and Camilla among the theatre audience.

The broadcast of the TV special marks the end of a whole day of engagements for the royal couple as they visit Stratford-upon-Avon for the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations and the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death. HRH Prince Charles is the president of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Shakespeare Live! From The RSC will be broadcast live on BBC Two and screened live in cinemas across the UK and Europe.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 will join David Tennant, as he hosts the TV celebration of William Shakespeare.

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."


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