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Uncertain weather forecast for Globe’s first live broadcast

Staff at Shakespeareâs Globe are watching the weather forecast hoping for a dry night at least until 10.30pm for the televising of Sunday night's Richard II performance with Mark Rylance playing the lead.

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This is the BBC's first live broadcast of a play from a theatre. The transmission will be introduced by Andrew Marr who saw the play shortly after the season opened. There will also be backstage access and audience reaction during the interval. Studio guests include Zoe Wanamaker.

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The red button on digital handsets will give a view of the programme on sale to theatre-goers and a choice of camera angles.

The performance and broadcast are due to take place whatever the weather.

• Richard II Live from Shakespeare's Globe is on BBC Four at 7pm on Sunday.
• Box office: 020 7401 9919

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