Director: Adjoa Andoh, Lynette Linton; Written by: William Shakespeare
The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse production of Richard II will feature the first-ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a UK stage. The idea behind it was to give a post-Empire reflection on what it means to be British, in the light of Brexit and the anniversary of Windrush.
Richard II will begin a year-long cycle of history plays that will include Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III, to explore how Shakespeare himself saw "this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England".
Richard II tells the story of a capricious king beset by problems both at home and abroad. As his supporters abandon him and his power trickles away he is ultimately forced to relinquish his 'hollow crown'.
Globe Theatre Guided Tour at Globe Theatre – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
Romeo And Juliet at Globe Theatre – 28 Feb, 2, 7, 9, 16, 21 and 23 Mar 2019 – The Globe Theatre will be putting on a fast-paced performance of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – 6 Nov 2017 to 28 Sep 2019 – 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' is all about overcoming prejudice, with songs by The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells.
Hamilton — one of America’s Founding Fathers – 21 Nov 2017 to 30 Mar 2019 – Alexander Hamilton was George Washington's right hand man, and one of America's Founding Fathers.
TINA — The Tina Turner Musical – 21 Mar to 21 Dec 2019 – TINA tells the story of Tina Turner, from her humble start in Nutbush to her transformation into a global superstar.
Trevor Nunn directing Fiddler On The Roof – 23 Nov 2018 to 9 Mar 2019 – Trevor Nunn will be directing the heartbreaking but ultimately joyous story of Tevye the milkman and his family.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – 29 Nov 2018 to 23 Feb 2019 – When Christopher comes under suspicion for killing Mrs Shears' dog he decides to solve the crime himself.