Richard 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 of this new production, transferring to the Barbican from Stratford-upon-Avon. Joining Tennant is Oliver Ford Davies as the Duke of York - both actors appeared in the RSCs acclaimed Hamlet (2008) - with Nigel Lindsay as Henry Bolingbroke and Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt.
2 hours 55 minutes/including 20 minute interval
Directed by Gregory Doran
Design by Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting by Tim Mitchell
Music by Paul Englishby
18 Jan, 2pm
Audio-described performance with Touch Tour (12noon-12.30pm)
22 Jan, 10am
Sixth Form Conference
A day of workshops with members of the creative team especially created to complement AS and A level English and Drama curricula
25 Jan, 12pm, Cinema 2
Richard II: RSC Encore Screening
followed by a Q&A with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran
13 Dec - 11 Jan
Richard II backstage tours
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