The Tragedy of Richard the Second

Almeida Theatre, Islington
The Tragedy of Richard the Second
Almeida Theatre, Islington
Our Review 3 / 5

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.

Previews from |
10th December 2018
Booking from |
27th May 2020
Available until |
2nd February 2019
Closes |
2nd February 2019
William Shakespeare
Joe Hill-Gibbins
Cast list:
Simon Russell Beale

Almeida Theatre Venue Information

Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA
Venue Box Office:
020 7359 4404
Nearest tube:
Angel or Highbury & Islington

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Our Review of The Tragedy of Richard the Second


Shakespearean make-overs have been all the rage in the London theatre this year, including othellomacbeth, which merged those two great tragedies into one play at Lyric Hammersmith, and Measure for Measure, which replayed the story twice over, offering alternative narrative lines in which one half was played set in Jacobean England with Angelo corrupting a nun, and then a second half set in the present day with the woman becoming the predatory villain over a man. Read more

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