VenueShakespeare's Globe Theatre
Other spaces at this venue include: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Inigo Jones, Globe Education Centre Theatre (Park Street)
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From22nd February 2019
Opened27th February 2019
To21st April 2019
What is currently on at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (V165)

Richard II

Richard IIT0529463137
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:T0529463137, play:S4764, venue:V165

Production details

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Part of On the Shoulders of Ghosts

Special Performances

  • 28 Mar 19 Relaxed
  • 14 Apr 19 Audio Described
  • 17 Apr 19 Captioned


Producer Shakespeare's Globe
Director Adjoa Andoh
Director Lynette Linton
Design Rajha Shakiry
Music Dominique Le Gendre
Director Yarit Dor (movement/fight)
Performer Adjoa Andoh (Richard II)
Performer Dona Croll (John of Gaunt/Duchess of York)
Performer Shobna Gulati (Duke of York)
Performer Ayesha Dharker (Aumerle)
Performer Indra Ove (Mowbray/Northumberland)
Performer Lourdes Faberes (Bagot/Exton)
Performer Leila Farzad (the Queen)
Performer Sarah Lam (Duchess of Gloucester/Gardener)
Performer Sarah Niles (Bolingbroke)
Performer Nicholle Cherrie (Percy/Green/Ross)

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