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Performance

VenueDonmar Warehouse
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From1st December 2011
Opened6th December 2011
To4th February 2012
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Thu,Sat Mats 14:30. Dec 6 19:00
PricesFrom £10.00. To £32.50.
What is currently on at Donmar Warehouse (V389)

Richard II

Richard IIT83792702
At the age of only ten, Richard Plantagenet succeeded his father Edward III as King of England. It was 1377 and a time of great hardship following the Black Death, but Richard lived lavishly at home and, abroad, pursued an expensive and futile war with France. The taxes he imposed provoked the famous 'Peasants Revolt' of 1381 and his attempt to rule autocratically alienated both nobility and Parliament. Shakespeare's loosely historical but theatrically wonderful account of Richard's last days concentrates on his most fateful error - the exile of his cousin Henry Bullingbrook and the seizure of his Lancastrian estates. Bullingbrook would return to England, topple Richard and take the throne himself as Henry IV, setting the stage for the bloody 'Wars of the Roses' between York and Lancaster. The play's extraordinary beauty and simplicity, and its study of a man reduced from - as he saw it - divinely appointed King, to a mere mortal without role, freedom or friends, put it among the most moving of all Shakespeare's tragedies.
Author Shakespeare


Archive :: production:T83792702, play:S4764, venue:V389
Current production:Work

Production details

Special Performances


  • 28 Jan 12 Audio Described
  • 30 Jan 12 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)

Company

Corporate Sponsor Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Producer Donmar Warehouse
Director Michael Grandage
Design Richard Kent
Lighting David Plater
Music Adam Cork
Sound Adam Cork
Performer Eddie Redmayne (Richard II)
Performer Andrew Buchan (Bolingbroke)
Performer Ron Cook (Duke of York)
Performer Pippa Bennett-Warner (Queen Isabel)
Performer Michael Hadley (John of Gaunt/Gardner/Keeper)
Performer Harry Attwell (Exton)
Performer Ashley Zhangazha (Aumerle/Groom)
Performer Stefano Braschi (Green/Scroop/Gardener's Man)
Performer Ben Turner (Mowbray/Salisbury)
Performer Sean Jackson (Fitzwater)
Performer Sian Thomas (Duchess of Gloucester/Duchess of York)
Performer Daniel Easton (Bagot)
Performer Michael Marcus (Bushy/Abbot of Westminster)
Performer Daniel Flynn (Earl of Northumberland)
Performer Joseph Timms (Harry Percy)
Performer Phillip Joseph (Welsh Captain/Bishop of Carlisle)

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