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NT Live The Tragedy of King Richard The Second
Event

NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard The Second

  • Tue 15 Jan 19

    19:00 - 21:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Lakeside Theatre

  • Event type

    Arts, culture and performances

  • Event organiser

    Lakeside Theatre

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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.

£8.50 UoE Students/£10 Concessions/£13 Full Price - Advance prices. More on the door. For tickets or more information, please visit the Lakeside Theatre website