Richard II

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Trevor Nunn directs Kevin Spacey in Shakespeare's political power-play. Read More >

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Richard II, believing he’s king by divine right, is confronted by rebellion. He becomes isolated, with a shrinking band of supporters, and detached from the country and its people. Shakespeare’s play questions the meaning of ‘monarchy’ if a divinely appointed sovereign can be pushed aside, and a man with no such claim replaces him in power. Kevin Spacey makes his Shakespearean debut in the UK as the doomed king coming to terms with a life stripped of authority.

This is also the first time that Trevor Nunn has directed this celebrated play, and follows his Olivier Award-winning re-investigation of Hamlet at The Old Vic last year.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 14/09/2005

Opening Night: 04/10/2005

Closing Night: 26/11/2005

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Kevin Spacey as Richard II

Creative

Director - Trevor Nunn

Producer - Old Vic

Author - William Shakespeare

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