RSC's Hamlet with David Tennant filmed on location for BBC TV before DVD release


RSC's Hamlet with David Tennant filmed on location for BBC TV before DVD release

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Hamlet, directed by Gregory Doran and starring David Tennant in the title role, is to be filmed on location and shown on BBC Two later this year. Broadcasts in the US and Japan will follow in 2010 and a DVD is expected to be released.

Produced by Illuminations, the screen version will retain the quality and tone of the critically acclaimed stage production but filming will take place on location. All key original members of the cast, including Patrick Stewart as Claudius, are confirmed to star in this special 180 minute production, alongside the same creative team.

RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd said; “We are very pleased that this RSC production will be seen by so many people when broadcast. As the show was sold out for its entire run, this is a really great opportunity for our work to be seen by so many who could not come to the theatre and see it on stage.”

The original stage production of Hamlet played in repertoire at The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon from 24 July – 15 November 2008, followed by perfomances at the Novello Theatre, London from 3 December 2008 – 10 January 2009

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