Richard II

Richard II

At Barbican

A story of power and plotting, Richard II is the first of Shakespeare's four plays about the House of Lancaster. Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role.

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"Gregory Doran's exceptional production is a rousing triumph"

"An excellently clear production"
Financial Times

"David Tennant delivers a vivid, intelligent performance in Gregory Doran's clear, detailed and dynamic production. One of the year's hottest tickets. Oliver Ford Davies's Duke of York is an unalloyed delight"
Evening Standard

"Michael Pennington is little short of magnificent as John of Gaunt"
Daily Telegraph


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Silk Street

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Duration of performance:
2 hours 55 minutes


<span>(10mins) Take Goswell Road and turn right at Fann Street. Continue straight onto Fortune Street, before turning right at Whitecross Street and follow it all the way down to the theatre entrance.</span>

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