Directed by: Bridget Caldwell, Gregory Doran, Robin Mason, Tim Taggart
| Editing: Andrew Barker, Marc Corrance
| Music: Sianed Jones, Laura Martin, Rufus Wainwright, John Woolf
From the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, hosts David Tennant and Catherine Tate are joined by Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Dame Helen Mirren, Meera Syal, David Suchet, Rufus Wainwright, Tim Minchin, Gregory Porter, Joseph Fiennes, English National Opera, The Royal Ballet and Akala for a very special evening. Together they mark the life and work of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary and celebrate Shakespeare's extraordinary legacy and his enduring influence on all performance art forms - from opera to jazz, dance to musicals.
Cast: Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Akala, Roger Allam, Richard Atwill, Simon Russell Beale, Emma Carrington, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard David-Caine, Judi Dench, Anne-Marie Duff, Paapa Essiedu, Joseph Fiennes, Mariah Gale, Henry Goodman, Jalaal Hartley, Alex Hassell, Rufus Hound, Dane Hurst, Natey Jones, Rory Kinnear, Jennifer Kirby, Richard Leeming, John Lithgow, Rhian Lois, Nicholas Lumley, Ian McKellen, Tim Minchin, Helen Mirren, Alison Moyet, Teddy Moynihan, Al Murray, Theo Ogundipe, Gregory Porter, Amy Rockson, Nitin Sawhney, Antony Sher, Tom Stourton, David Suchet, Rufus Wainwright, Alex Waldmann, Harriet Walter