Performance

VenueBread and Roses
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From21st August 2018
To25th August 2018
When19:00
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Richard II

Richard IIT01783162188
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:T01783162188, play:S4764, venue:V1142

Production details

Company

Producer Christian Warwicker
Producer Joshua King
Company Open The Vault Productions
Adapted by Joshua Jewkes
Adapted by Joshua KIng
Director Joshua Jewkes
Performer Joshua King (Richard II)
Performer Melanie Beckley (Henri Bolingbroke)
Performer Hannah Victory (Duke of York)
Performer Nathan Lister (Amurele)
Performer Elene Clements (Willoughby)
Performer Christian Warwicker (Thomas Mowbray/Northumberland)
Performer Lorna Reed (Queen)
Performer Michaela Carberry (Lord Marshall)
Performer Peter Hardingham (John of Gaunt/Sir Stephen Scroop)
Performer Roisin Moore (Green/Servant)

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