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Film Series : National Theatre Live

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

2018, Joe Hill-Gibbins, UK, 115 min.
With Simon Russell Beale, Leo Bill

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Show Times

  • Fri, Feb 15th 3:45pm
  • Sat, Feb 16th 12:45pm

“Delivers a forceful royal downfall…Simon Russell Beale was born to play Richard II.”--Michael Billington, Guardian

“Fresh and challenging…enhances Russell Beale’s reputation as our foremost Shakespearian actor.”--Paul Taylor, Independent

In this visceral new production of Shakespeare's drama about the limits of power, Richard II of England (Russell Beale) 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 (Bill) challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of NT Live)

SPECIAL PRICES: $14 GENERAL; $8 MEMBERS/STUDENTS (Note: Matinee discounts do not apply to the Feb. 15 screening.)

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