Shakespeare’s poetic masterpiece, Richard II is an epic tale of destruction, ruin and decay that casts light on the decline of a kingdom and the solitude of power.
King Richard banishes his noblemen and seizes their land to fuel his own wars. As anger mounts, a battle for the soul of England begins and one man’s divine right to rule is called into question.
Richard II marks Eddie Redmayne’s first return to the Donmar Warehouse since he starred opposite Alfred Molina in the widely acclaimed Red, a performance which led to him winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. His television credits include Pillars Of The Earth and Tess Of The D’Urbervilles.
Richard II will be the final production directed by Michael Grandage as the Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse. Grandage’s tenure at the head of the intimate London venue has included a host of Broadway transfers, a West End season at the Wyndham’s theatre, an opportunity for emerging directors to have their work showcased and a plethora of awards.