Royal Shakespeare Company presents Richard II

National Theatre Live is the groundbreaking initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to provide high-definition filmed performances of its productions to theaters worldwide.

Live from Stratford-upon-Avon marks a new collaboration between the RSC and Picturehouse Cinemas. Together we will screen our productions live from Shakespeare’s home town for the very first time, starting with our forthcoming production of Richard II, directed by Artistic Director, Gregory Doran.

NT Live broadcasts have now been experienced by over 1.5 million people in 500 venues around the world. Each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the “best seat in the house” view of each production.

Richard II

directed by Gregory Doran starring David Tennant, Emma Hamilton in English

A story of power and plotting, Richard II is the first of Shakespeare’s four plays about the House of Lancaster.

Richard is King, ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.

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