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Richard II

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The Royal Shakespeare Company performs Shakespeare's tale of a duplicitous king. Read More >

The Royal Shakespeare Company performs Shakespeare's tale of a duplicitous king.

Richard II presides over a divided court, his vanity and favouritism fuelling increasing tension among the nobility. Having ordered the murder of his own uncle, Richard is forced to cover his involvement in the crime, banishing two nobles including his cousin Henry Bolingbroke.

When Bolingbroke’s father dies, Richard, desperate to strengthen his weakened position and fund a war overseas, seizes his land and wealth. Enraged, Bolingbroke returns from exile intent on deposing the King.

Playing as part of the RSC History Cycle.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 01/04/2008

Closing Night: 22/05/2008

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative


Nicholas Asbury, Hannah Barrie, Keith Bartlett, Maureen Beattie, Rob Carroll, Richard Cordery, Chuk Iwuji, John Mackay, Forbes Masson, Luke Neal, Sandy Neilson, Ann Ogbomo, Lex Shrapnel, Anthony Shuster, Johnathan Slinger, Katy Stephens, James Tucker, David Warner, Roger Watkins, Clive Wood


Director - Michael Boyd

Producer - Royal Shakespeare Company

Designer - Tom Piper

Lighting Designer - Heather Carson

Movement Director - Liz Ranken

Sound - Andrea J Cox

Author - William Shakespeare

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