The Tragedy of King Richard II

Showtimes
thursday, april 18 at 11:00am | GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • LOFT mEMBERS: $10
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSES FOR THIS SCREENING

Experience the best of British theatre on the big screen, captured live and presented in beautiful high definition!

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 is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

“Simon Russell Beale proves himself our foremost Shakespearean actor.” – Independent

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(Running time: approximately 113 mins. / No Intermission / Not Rated)