This Saturday there is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate the birthday of William Shakespeare and the 400th anniversary of his death. The Open University and the BBC are joining together with the Royal Shakespeare Company to stage a unique show to be broadcast live on BBC2 and screened to 368 cinemas across Europe.
The host, David Tennant, will be joined by Judi Dench, Rufus Wainwright, Ian McKellen, Joseph Fiennes, English National Opera, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Paapa Essiedu, Alison Moyet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Al Murray and the Royal Ballet, Helen Mirren, Gregory Porter, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Kinnear, Rufus Hound, Henry Goodman, The Shires, David Suchet, Simon Russell Beale, Roger Allam, Antony Sher, Harriet Walter, John Lithgow, Alexandra Gilbreath, Tim Minchin, Anne Marie Duff, Pippa Nixon, Orchestra of the Swan, the cast of Horrible Histories and Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra. This once-in-a-life-time cast, assembled and directed by Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the RSC, will come together to stage a unique show in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
For further information see the RSC website.