NT Live! THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND 12A

NT Live! THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND

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  • Tue 15 Jan
  • 150 minutes
  • Director: Joe-Hill Gibbins
  • Writer: William Shakespeare
  • Cast: Simon Russell Beale

Synopsis

The first NTLive! broadcast from the Almeida Theatre is a stripped back, modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND, with the ever-brilliant Simon Russell Beale in the title role.

King. The male ruler of an independent state; one who inherits the position by right of birth.


King of the castle. A children’s game in which each child attempts to stand alone on a mound, or sandcastle, by pushing other children off it.


Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.