RSC: Richard II starring David Tennant
United Kingdom, 180 Minute Running Time
Second show added due to popular demand!
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.
David is joined in the company by Oliver Ford Davies as Duke of York, Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt and Jane Lapotaire as Duchess of Gloucester.
"A definitive production of a great play and well worth catching when it is broadcast live to cinemas."
- Daily Mail
"Gregory Doran's exceptional production is a rousing triumph."
"David Tennant gives a bravado performance of a multi-layered, complex and intelligent medieval king in Shakespeare's masterful history play. Gregory Doran's production is superbly orchestrated.
This is a lucid, moving production packed with tremendous performances. From Michael Pennington's John of Gaunt, the last great Englishman, to Oliver Ford Davies's wonderfully bewildered Duke of York."
- Daily Express