NT Encore: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (starring Simon Russell-Beale)

National Theatre : The Tragedy of King Richard the Second By William Shakespeare

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

Sunday 17 February 2019. 2pm start
Ely Cinema, The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely CB7 4BB

115 minutes.

National Theatre Encore: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second By William Shakespeare

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

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

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