National Theatre Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
**** 'A timely portrait of a country in chaos...Simon Russell Beale is a great Shakespearean actor, capable of exquisite vulnerability and ravenous passion.' Evening Standard **** 'Simon Russell Beale and Leo Bill shine in this alarmingly familiar depiction of England in total chaos.' Time Out
Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, filmed 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. 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.
Adults: $25.00, Concessions: $23.00 Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 April 2019 at 1.00pm
- 110 minutes
- Release date:20 Apr 2019