National Theatre Live
THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND: Performance On Screen
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins
★★★★ “Simon Russell Beale proves himself our foremost Shakespearean actor.” – Independent
Simon Russell Beale (NT Live: Timon of Athens and King Lear) stars as Richard II in this visceral new production about the limits of power.
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.
Captured live on stage at the Almeida Theatre, London and screened at Riverside.
E – Exempt from Classification
Dates & Times
General Public Screenings
Sunday 28 April 2019 at 1pm
Saturday 4 May 2019 at 1pm
Photo by by Nadav Kander
★★★★ “Few do quiet, eloquent despair as well as Mr Russell Beale.” – Daily Mail
★★★★ “A timely portrait of a country in chaos.” – Evening Standard
★★★★ “Russell Beale is excellent.” – The Times
★★★★ “Swift, brilliant.” – The Stage
★★★★ “An alarmingly familiar depiction of England in total chaos.” – Time Out