The Electric

What's On

NT Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Thursday 28th March


Screen 2

Director: Joe Hill-Gibbins

Starring: Simon Russell Beale, Leo Bill, Martins Imhangbe, Natalie Klamar, John Mackay, Joseph Mydell, Saskia Reeves and Robin Weaver

Rating: 12A

United Kingdom 2019, 180mins

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London.

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.