NT LIVE-The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare'sRichard 11,broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins,whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre. Richard 11, King of England ,is irresposible ,foolish and vain.His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingboke challenges the throne and the king's divine right to rule.