The Tragedy of King Richard The Second by William Shakespeare – presented by National Theatre Live on Thursday, January 17th at 6:00pm.* General $17, Senior/Student $16, Circle Cinema Members $15 – Tickets!
(*5:45pm Pre-Show with Theatre Tulsa’s award-winning actor Nick Cains for trivia and prizes.)
Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London directly to your theatre seat at Circle Cinema. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include “Little Revolution” and “Absolute Hell.”
Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, 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 Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.
Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of “Timon of Athens” and “King Lear,” and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of “The Lehman Trilogy.”