NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard II


The Michael Frayn Theatre at KGS is an official NT Live venue, broadcasting the best of British theatre live from London stages.

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, recorded live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre.

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.

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

7pm, Wed 13 Mar 2019
Tickets: Adults £12, Concessions £10
Running time: 1 hour 55 mins, no interval
Rated 12A