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Dancing at the Capulet's party (BBC)

Unless you are a member of Hermit's United you probably know that London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.  

As part of the celebration, the BBC has created Shakespeare Unlocked, and has teamed up with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the British Museum for the World Shakespeare Festival celebrating Shakespeare's life and work.

As part of this celebration BBC Radio 3 commissioned new productions of three Shakespeare plays, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest.

The play Romeo & Juliet certainly isn't unknown to David.  He played Romeo in the 2000 RSC production.  

He plays Prince Escalus in this radio production which aired April 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm and was directed by Jessica Dromgoole. The Prince may only have three scenes, but he gets to deliver the famous epilogue:

A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:

Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;

Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished:

For never was a story of more woe

Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

"David Tennant in a vocally commanding cameo, vocally light-years away from his Malvolio in Twelfth Night" - - you can read their in-depth review in full here.



Friar Lawrence
Prince Escalus
Lady Capulet

all cast except those marked with a ^ also appear in the radio play Twelfth Night.

* was a regular cast member on the Nebulous radio series on which Davidmade a guest appearance.
**appeared on stage with David in Vassa: Scenes From Family Life, was Magpie in the Doctor Who episode Idiot's Lantern and had a small role in Casanova.
***Appeared as DI McMillan in the Doctor Who episode of Planet of the Dead. (His godfather was Jon Pertwee, who played the Third Doctor.) He played Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing and Edmund in King Lear.  

****appears in the Dixon of Dock Green episode Roaring Boy
+appeared in the radio play Kafka the Musical with David.
++appeared in the radio play Waiting for the Boatman 
+++Portrayed Lance Bennett in the Runaway Bride episode of Doctor Who.
#played Nige Carter in the ITV series Broadchurch, starring David
##appears in the radio plays The Sea and Waiting for the Boatman.

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