The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (12A) – National Theatre Live

Director: Joe Hill-Gibbins
Writer: William Shakespeare
Cast: Simon Russell Beale
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK
Running Time: Tuesday 15 January 2019, 7pm; 150 minutes tbc
Price: £17

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About this event

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

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

Please note Watermans Friends Members CAN NOT use their two free tickets for this event.

Priority Tickets go on sale to Watermans Friends Members Tuesday 30 October. Then to the general public from Friday 2 November.

Please log in via your email on the top right of the seating plan before selecting seats (otherwise you will be asked for a promo code)

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