The Tragedy of Richard the Second (12A)
By William Shakespeare
This visceral new production of Shakespeare’s play about the limits of power stars Simon Russell Beale as Richard II and will be broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London.
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 his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.
Running time: 1hr 55mins
If you have access issues please contact the Box Office on 01379 652241 to complete your booking so we can ensure that your visit is as comfortable and safe as possible. Due to fire safety requirements we have a limit on how many wheelchair spaces we can accommodate so these need to be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment.