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NT Live - The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second - Thursday, 7th February, 7pm

on Thu, 07/02/2019 - 7:00pm

The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second
Thursday 7 February | 7pm
Tickets: £15
Running Time: TBC
Please note this a filmed recording not a live performance.
Box Office: 01235 763 456

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, in this broadcast recording from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London.

This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. 

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.