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Richard II: The UK Tour
10 September 2021 @ 7.00pm to 11 September 2021 @ 5.00pm£18
About Richard II: The UK Tour
A kingdom in which a woman is presenting as a man to hold on to power, where feudal law has returned due to global ecological collapse and the ravaging effects of the pandemic. A place where a war is brewing between neighbouring lands, and the politics of old and young wrestle with each other to maintain a fragile peace.
Can you imagine it? We bet you can… it’s not so different from our world.
Quandary Collective’s Richard II blends Mad Max: Fury Road with Game of Thrones to deliver a bloodthirsty outdoor exhibition. This fearless adaptation blends Shakespeare’s text with visceral movement and live electronic music, investigates deeply what it means to lead a country, the devastating effects of toxic masculinity, and why gender continually seems to matter in positions of power.
This show contains bloody/sexual violence and nudity.
2 hours 45 minutes (with a 15-minute interval)
Richard II - Coco Maertens
Henry Bolingbroke - George Alexander
John of Gaunt/Bishop of Carlisle - Stephen Riddle
Thomas Mowbray/Lord Ross - Marc Zayat
Duke of Aumerle - Conor Mainwaring
Duke of York - Neil Hobbs
Northumberland - Danann McAleer
Bushey/Sir Stephen Scroop - Tom Cray
Director - Annie McKenzie
Stage Manager - Corinne Bills
Movement Director - Crystal Zillwood
Fight Choreography - Alex Payne
Musician - Kester Hynds
Set & Costume Design - Josephine Fauchier
Set Builder - Michael Tonkin-Jones
Lighting Designer - Katie Rutson
Marketing Manager - Dana Hudson
BRISTOL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL @ EASTVILLE SWIMMING POOL - 18 to 21 August
THE OLD SCHOOL AMPHITHEATRE (DORSET) - 24 & 25 August
WATERPERRY GARDENS (OXFORDSHIRE) - 10 & 11 September
BRIGHTON OPEN AIR THEATRE - 15 to 18 September (with a matinee on the 18th)
LIVERPOOL - ST LUKE’S BOMBED OUT CHURCH - 21 & 22 September
STAGE @ THE DOCKS (HULL) - 24 & 25 September
LONDON RUN TBA