The Tragedy of King Richard the Second


BUY TICKETS 7pm Wednesday 27 February

PLAY broadcast AS LIVE from the Almeida Theatre, London (recorded live on 15 January)

Simon Russell Beale plays Richard II in this visceral new production of Shakespeare’s play about the limits of power.

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.

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy. The production is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

A fresh and challenging evening though that enhances Russell Beale’s reputation as our foremost Shakespearean actor.  Paul Taylor, The Independent

Tickets: Full £20   Adult concessions £18   19-30 £15   18 & under £10
Running time: 1 hr 55 mins (with no interval)
Doors open: 6.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.

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