Royal Shakespeare Company
Richard II

By William Shakespeare

7 - 22 January 2016 / 19:15, 13:30, 14:00

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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 civil war that will last a hundred years.

David Tennant reprises the title role for a strictly limited season only at the Barbican.

‘A definitive production of a great play’ Daily Mail

Individual performances of Richard II run from 7-10 Jan only, for performances outside this time please see King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings.

2 hours 55 mins/including an interval

9 Jan, 1.30pm & 19 Jan, 7.15pm
Captioned and Audio-described performance

12 Jan
Post-show talk

Free to same-day ticket holders

Part of Theatre & Dance

Part of Shakespeare 400


The Royal Shakespeare Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England


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