NTL: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

120 Minutes • NR • No Passes
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Lark Theater Thu, Jan 17 6:30 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Jan 19 1:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:National Theatre Live
No Passes
Release Year:2019
Production Country:UK
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joe Hill-Gibbons
Cast:Simon Russell Beale


National Theatre Live

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

By William Shakespeare


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.


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 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