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NT LIVE : The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Tue 15 January

NT LIVE : The Tragedy of King Richard th

Visceral new production about the limits of power, live from the Almeida, London

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 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.

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.

Running Time: 150 minutes – to be confirmed once show has opened. BBFC Certificate: As Live 12A – to be confirmed once show has opened.

Date

Tue 15 January

Starts

19:00

Ages

12A

Price

£12 adv / £13 door