Richard II is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic and bloody civil war. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role. David is joined in the Company by Oliver Ford Davies as the Duke of York, Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt and Nigel Lindsay as Bolingbroke.
The packed houses for this production’s run in both Stratford and at the Barbican may have much to do with Tennant’s star presence. But this is the strongest company the RSC has fielded in years, and what Doran’s production brings out is the rich complexity of a play that raises the eternal question of at what point it becomes legitimate to unseat a manifestly flawed ruler. Shakespeare’s play may be set in 14th-century England. It remains, however, a timelessly political work. The Guardian
Don’t miss this stunning production of Shakespeare’s Richard II with David Tennant on Sunday 27th September at 3pm, doors open at 2.30pm. The screening is 12A and is 2 hours and 42 minutes long with an interval. Book your TICKETS here or from the Box Office, open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm or by phone on: 01502 770060. Just £5!
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