'Within the hollow crown, that rounds the mortal temples of a king, keeps death his court.'

Dazzlingly eloquent and ceremonious, Richard II represents Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of the meaning of kingship and the powers that can destroy it. Charles Edwards takes the title role.

Synopsis

Ruling by divine right, but himself ruled by caprice, King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father’s vast estates. While Richard is distracted by a rebellion in Ireland, Bolingbroke returns to England, intent on recovering his rightful property and, with the support of his disgruntled peers, perhaps seizing the crown itself.

Cast

Graham Butler

AUMERLE

Oliver Boot

MOWBRAY / CARLISLE

William Chubb

DUKE OF YORK

Charles Edwards

RICHARD

Henry Everett

SALISBURY

William Gaunt

JOHN OF GAUNT

Greg Haiste

BUSHY

Angus Imrie

BAGOT

Richard Katz

EXTON / GARDENER

Ekow Quartey

ROSS

Anneika Rose

ISABEL

David Sturzaker
HENRY BOLINGBROKE

Sasha Waddell
DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER

Sarah Woodward
DUCHESS OF YORK

Arthur Wilson

GREEN

Creatives

Simon Godwin

DIRECTOR

Paul Wills

DESIGNER


Stephen Warbeck

COMPOSER

Ian Russell

DIRECTED FOR THE SCREEN


Charlotte Broom

CHOREOGRAPHER

Bret Yount

FIGHT DIRECTOR