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'.
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
Edward II — by Christopher Marlowe – 7 Feb to 20 Apr 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II.
Leave To Remain – 18 Jan to 16 Feb 2019 – Leave To Remain tells the story of a gay couple facing an uncertain future, which threatens to fracture their families as well.
9 To 5 – with the music of Dolly Parton – 28 Jan to 31 Aug 2019 – 9 To 5 uses the music of Dolly Parton to tell the story of three put-upon workers who oust their egotistical office boss
Come From Away — Phoenix Theatre – 30 Jan to 25 May 2019 – Come From Away tells the story of how a small Canadian town took in 7,000 stranded air passengers after 9/11
Pinter at the Pinter: A Slight Ache / The Dumb Waiter – 31 Jan to 23 Feb 2019 – The five-month long season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays continues with A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter
Arthur Miller’s The American Clock – 4 Feb to 30 Mar 2019 – The American Clock is Arthur Miller's play about the nation's unwavering faith in capitalism after the 1929 stock market crash.
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