Right. Take a look at these tweets.
Watch this space tomorrow morning for news about #RSCWinter13
— The RSC (@TheRSC) January 22, 2013
Some VERY exciting news coming from the RSC tomorrow!!! There will be some smiles on faces, so there will!
— dusthouse (@dusthouse) January 22, 2013
and in reply to the above….
@dusthouse by any chance does it involve a timelord who also is involved in a press conference tomorrow?
— Emma Wheatley (@emma_wheatley) January 22, 2013
And then the slightly more substantial “the RSC are trying to silence me” joke Tennant made the other day.
Now, this is obviously just speculation on my part, but given a) Greg Doran’s takeover as Artistic Director, b) the time elapsed since Hamlet and (although not for the RSC) Much Ado About Nothing and c) the fact that it’s so totally what I want to believe, I’m going to chuck it out there and hope for Macbeth, Richard III, Iago or (at a push, and I don’t think it will be) Coriolanus. I’d be especially thrilled by Richard III.
I can already feel the pre-ticket anxiety. Obviously there could be other very exciting projects on the horizon for the RSC, but I probably won’t be as excited unless it involves a Clean Break residency or a play about Ellen Terry.
Okay, apparently it’s Richard II (thanks Poly Gianniba!). Given my great great love for the Jonathan Slinger/dir. Michael Boyd version from the Histories season, this gives me an almost comical existential dilemma.
Oh, what am I saying? It’s Tennant on a stage. Possibly with homoeroticism. Sign me up.