RSC’s winter 2013 season revealed The Royal Shakespeare Company’s new Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, has unveiled his vision for its winter 2013 season, opening with a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard II at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on 10th October.
Doran, who replaced Michael Boyd as the RSC’s Artistic Director in late 2012, will direct former Dr Who actor and recent addition to the RSC Board, David Tennant, in the title role, marking their first collaboration since their acclaimed 2008 production of Hamlet.
Oliver Ford Davies, who also appeared in Hamlet, will join Tennant on stage, and the production will transfer to London’s Barbican Theatre from 9th December to 25th January 2014.
Doran will follow the Shakespearean historical production with adaptations of two of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker prize-winning novels in repertoire at the Swan Theatre – Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies.
Royal Court Associate Director Jeremy Herrin will direct both productions, while the cast are yet to be announced.
The season will also see the world premiere of Wendy & Peter Pan, from 10th December to 2nd March at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Written by Ella Hickson and directed by Jonathan Munby, the production promises to be a lively and family-friendly adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale.
Richard II runs from 10th October to 16th November at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, followed by Wendy & Peter Pan from 10th December to 2nd March 2014. Wolf Hall runs from 11th December to 29th March 2014 in repertoire with Bring up the Bodies, from 19th December to 29th March 2014, at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Groups of eight or more are offered discounts. For more information, telephone 0844 800 1110.