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New Trailer for Royal Shakespeare's RICHARD II Premieres Today

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New trailer for



“Live From Stratford-upon Avon”
     Debuts Today

A new trailer for The Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) production of RICHARD II, which will be played in cinemas around the world, debuts today.    The voiceover is by Michael Pennington, playing John of Gaunt.    Watch it here:  RICHARD II trailer.

The RSC in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment recently announced that Gregory Doran’s production of William Shakespeare’s  RICHARD II with David Tennant will be the first broadcast of “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,” a program that will screen the RSC’s productions from Shakespeare’s home town around the world.  Limited screenings will take place between December 3 2013 and January 2, 2014 in cities across the United States.  Canadian dates and cities will be announced next week.   For a current list of participating venues go to

For cinema listings and booking visit to sign up for updates and follow the creation of the production online in the run up to the screening.

An image from RICHARD II can be downloaded via

Live from Stratford-upon-Avon is generously supported by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.


Andrew C. McGibbon


Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, The site was subsequently bought by, and became He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway League and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is presently the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers Association, AEA and AFTRA.

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell