The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
Broadcast live 15 January 2019
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The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. An Almeida Theatre production.

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King. The male ruler of an independent state; one who inherits the position by right of birth.

King of the castle. A children’s game in which each child attempts to stand alone on a mound, or sandcastle, by pushing other children off it.

Simon Russell Beale (The Lehman Trilogy, King Lear) plays King Richard II in a visceral new production about the limits of power, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (Little Revolution, Absolute Hell).


The Almeida Theatre makes brave new work that asks big questions: of plays, of theatre and of the world around us. Recent highlights include Artistic Director Rupert Goold’s productions of Ink and Albion; Robert Icke’s productions of Mary Stuart and Hamlet; and Rebecca Frecknall’s production of Summer & Smoke. Find out more here.

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