The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

3.2 (11) · Shakespeare

Simon Russell Beale plays King Richard II in a visceral new production about the limits of power, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins

Overview

King. The male ruler of an independent state; one who inherits the position by right of birth.

King of the castle. A children’s game in which each child attempts to stand alone on a mound, or sandcastle, by pushing other children off it.

Critic reviews

It offers a superb evening of excitement with brilliant acting and great directorial decisions, proving that minimalistic productions can be just as engaging and shocking as big-budget spectacles

· The Upcoming

Simon Russell Beale proves he could recite Shakespeare backwards while eating cereal

· Broadway World

A fresh and challenging evening

· The Independent

A timely portrait of a country in chaos

· Evening Standard

Simon Russell Beale and Leo Bill shine in this alarmingly familiar depiction of England in total chaos

· Time Out

A Simon Russell Beale masterclass, but an irksome production

· The Telegraph

Joe Hill-Gibbins’ stripped-back production delivers a forceful royal downfall, but leaves little space to explore the power plays behind it

· The Guardian

Swift and strange take on Richard II with brilliant performances from Simon Russell Beale and Leo Bill

· The Stage

Simon Russell Beale plays the overthrown monarch in this truncated version of Shakespeare's Richard II

· WhatsOnStage

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Date & time

Show ended
Mon 10 Dec - Sat 2 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Almeida Theatre Islington N1 1TA London, UK · Get Directions
3.2
out of 5 stars
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