A monarch 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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Gregory Doran
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Credited cast:
David Tennant ... Richard II
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elliot Barnes-Worrell ... Groom
Antony Byrne Antony Byrne ... Mowbray / Duke of Norfolk
Sean Chapman Sean Chapman ... Earl of Northumberland
Marty Cruikshank Marty Cruikshank ... Duchess of York (as Marty Cruickshank)
Oliver Ford Davies ... Duke of York
Gracy Goldman ... Ladies-in-Wating
Marcus Griffiths ... Greene
Emma Hamilton ... The Queen
Jim Hooper ... Bishop of Carlisle
Youssef Kerkour ... Lord Willoughby
Jane Lapotaire ... Duchess of Gloucester
Nigel Lindsay ... Henry Bolingbroke
Jake Mann Jake Mann ... Bagot
Sam Marks ... Bushy
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A monarch 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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Available as the first of four historically consecutive plays in a set called King and Country: Richard II; Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2; and Henry V. See more »

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An excellent adaptation
30 November 2013 | by dionehowe95See all my reviews

As a admirer of David Tennant's work, I went to go and see this production in Stratford upon Avon's RSC twice. Both times, it is safe to say that this adaptation of Richard II is unfailingly amazing! The performance of David Tennant as well as his fellow cast mates must be applauded for its consistency across its run at the RSC in Stratford. In addition, the casting for Bolingbroke was spot on as he appeared both likable and despicable according to his interaction with Richard. It may be because of my love for David Tennant's acting but I sympathised heavily with his version of Richard II, like no other I have seen. The use of the stage and the lighting to go with it was remarkable and really set the scene for the mood of the scene. The choir singers used throughout the production were also amazing and really added to the production This play will shortly move to London at the Barbican Theatre and is to my knowledge sold out which just goes to show how popular Tennant's performances in theatre are. An outstanding performance which could easily rival Tennant's other performances at the RSC.


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UK

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English

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13 November 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Royal Shakespeare Company: II. Richárd See more »

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