RSC to stage Hilary Mantel adaptationsJanuary 23, 2013 @ 4:55 am
LONDON (AP) - "Doctor Who" star David Tennant is returning to the Royal Shakespeare Company this year to play a troubled king in "Richard II."
Tennant, who played the time-traveling hero in four seasons of the beloved, long-running BBC sci-fi series, starred in an acclaimed RSC production of "Hamlet" in 2008.
Artistic director Gregory Doran _ who will direct "Richard II" _ announced details Wednesday of the company's productions for late 2013. They include adaptations of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning historical novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies," which focus on King Henry VIII's enigmatic powerbroker, Thomas Cromwell.
"Richard II" opens in October at the company's base in Stratford-upon-Avon, central England, before a London run. The Mantel plays open in Stratford in December.
The season also includes "Wendy and Peter Pan," a new adaptation of J.M. Barrie's children's classic by playwright Ella Hickson.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Buses to Blame
Buses get hundreds of cars off the roads, but what happens when they get in the way?
Inside Training Camp
See photos from the third day of Seahawks training camp in Renton
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.