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Richard II - 2011 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

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'O call back yesterday, bid time return'



King Richard banishes his noblemen and seizes their land to fuel his own wars. As anger mounts, a battle for the soul of England begins and one man's divine right to rule is called into question.



Shakespeare's poetic masterpiece is an epic tale of destruction, ruin and decay that casts light on the decline of a kingdom and the solitude of power.

Donmar Warehouse


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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
The Public Theater and National Black Theatre will begin previews on Thursday, May 12 for the upcoming New York Premiere of FAT HAM, written by James Ijames and directed by Public Theater Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022
Hudson Classical Theater Company launches its 19th season with a stunning new show they’ve never produced before: Richard II. Nathan Mattingly, the company’s Associate Artistic Director, has worked on this adaptation for more than four years and plays the title role.
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2022
The Company Theatre, Rochester's newest performing arts collaborative, announces their inaugural 2022-2023 season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
Red Bull Theater is presenting the streaming broadcast of their acclaimed all-female production of Mac Beth, adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt from Shakespeare, for two weeks only beginning today, Monday May 16th. Virtual admission is only $25.00 allowing viewers to stream it any time through Sunday May 29th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2022
Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for the online benefit reading Margaret Cavendish’s The Convent of Pleasure, presented in collaboration with R/18 Collective. This benefit reading in celebration of Women’s History Month is “Pay What You Can.” All of Red Bull’s current online-only programs are FREE.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022
Pitlochry Festival Theatre has announced its Ensemble for its 2022 season which takes place this summer between May and October.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022
Winner of both the Tony and Olivier Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for author Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race and real estate. The play returns to London following sell out runs at The Royal Court and in the West End.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
Signature Theatre has extended the New York premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Confederates, directed by Stori Ayers to April 24. The production, running in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W. 42nd Street, New York), opened March 27.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022
Rehearsal images have been released for the world premiere of Alexis Zegerman’s vivid, new play, The Fever Syndrome.  Directed by Hampstead Theatre’s Artistic-Director, Roxana Silbert, The Fever Syndrome will run from 19 March until 23 April 2022.  
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022
Production images have been released for the world premiere of The Fever Syndrome, Alexis Zegerman’s thrilling portrait of a brilliantly dysfunctional family.  Directed by Hampstead Theatre’s Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert, The Fever Syndrome will run until 30 April 2022. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022
CSC will host a one-night-only benefit staged reading of Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler. This production will feature Christian Coulson (Harry Potter, The Hours, Mozart in the Jungle, Nashville) as Angelo and features a dynamic cast of the area’s extraordinary talent. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast and company for Julius Caesar. Directed by Diane Page, Globe on Tour will be bringing this production to The Globe Theatre and venues across the UK from 29 April - 10 September.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022
The Public Theater and National Black Theatre announced complete casting today for the upcoming New York Premiere of FAT HAM written by James Ijames and directed by Public Theater Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022
After a five-year casting search and multiple auditions across the UK, three sets of talented identical twins are about to become Britain’s latest musical theatre stars. Learn all about the show here.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022
The complete cast and creative team has been announced for the world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement of The Karate Kid – The Musical at STAGES St. Louis. Learn who is in the production!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022
Hampstead Theatre has released a trailer for The Fever Syndrome, Alexis Zegerman’s thrilling portrait of a brilliantly dysfunctional family, which opens on its Main Stage on 24 March.  Directed by Hampstead Theatre’s Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert, The Fever Syndrome will run until 30 April 2022. 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022
The African-American Shakespeare Company returns this April with their first-ever production of Richard II. In addition to it being in a modern verse translation, the director L. Peter Callender is structuring it as a memory play, where the narrative begins at the end and works its way forward.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022
While best known for his roles in film, Hurt got his start on the stage in the 1970s. He appeared on Broadway in Hurlyburly in 1984, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Hurt also performed in various off-Broadway productions including Henry V, Fifth of July, Richard II and A Midsummer Night's Dream. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022
Pittsburgh Public Theater has announced the winners of the 28th Annual Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest. This year’s contest was held at the O'Reilly Theater on Monday, February 28 for invited guests and streamed live on Facebook.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022
Thirty-six years after founding Chicago Shakespeare Theater and paving the way for the Tony Award-winning company to become one of the nation’s leading theaters, Barbara Gaines has announced her plan to step down as Artistic Director in 2023.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022
NYU’s 181 Mercer Street building, opening spring 2023, will become home to a permanent and evolving memorial to the African Grove Theatre, the first Black theater in the country that made history on the corner of Mercer and Bleecker Streets in 1821.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022
Hold onto your top hats and get ready for the original high-speed chase as the team that brought you last year's hugely successful production of The Wind in the Willows present a new adaptation for all the family of Jules Verne's classic escapade Around the World in 80 days.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
Award winning Iris Theatre today announce the full cast and creative team for A Midsummer Night's Dream led by rising star director Sara Aniqah Malik.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022
Casting is announced for The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which will be the first production in Deborah Warner's inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio in Bath.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 27, 2022
The US premiere and strictly limited, nine-week New York engagement of David Hare’s new play, Straight Line Crazy, starring Ralph Fiennes as Robert Moses and directed by Nicholas Hytner and Jamie Armitage, will be presented this fall at The Shed.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022
The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company has announced their return to production after the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. At a fundraiser event held on May 28 in Los Angeles, a number of important announcements were made regarding the company’s future.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022
The cast has been announced for A Medusa Thread. A partnership with NY Classical Theatre and the West Harlem Art Fund on Governors Island in Nolan Park (Building 10B) for FREE -- Saturday, June 25th at noon.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 3, 2022
To illuminate Shakespeare's most musical play, New Fortune has assembled a cast of talented actors, many of whom are also accomplished musicians and singers.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 29, 2022
World premiere of The Real comes to the Cockpit Theatre, highlighting the harsh reality of  modern-day mental health struggles, Thursday 29th September – Saturday 1st October 2022 
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 26, 2022
Tributes have been paid to the actor David Warner after his death was announced..
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022
Theatre for a New Audience has announced its 2022-23 season, its 43rd, held at TFANA’s home, Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn.
by Wesley Doucette - Jul 25, 2022
According to a poll taken in 2016, a little more than half of all British people have seen or read Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. That number dips just below half for Macbeth and Midsummer. The Tempest rounds out the Top 10 at 22% engagement. Deep down in this list at 7%, tucked between Merry Wives of Windsor and Love's Labour's Lost, is Richard II. This obscurity was seen as a feature not a bug for Jean Vilar when he opened the first Festival d'Avignon with Richard II in 1947. Since this performance, the play has become something of a hallmark of French theatre. This year, Christophe Rauck adds his own directorial vision at the Festival's Gymnase du Lycée Aubanel with Micha Lescot in the title role.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022
Original Theatre have announced the full cast of their brand new production of Rachel Wagstaff's acclaimed adaptation of Agatha Christie's THE MIRROR CRACK'D. The production, directed by Philip Franks, will begin its UK Tour at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne on 8 September 2022.
by Michael Major - Jul 21, 2022
The Good Nurse is based on Charles Graeber's book of the same name. Based on true events, the film stars Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne, also featuring Nnamdi Asomugha, Kim Dickens, Malik Yoba, Alix West Lefler, and Noah Emmerich.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022
Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere musical, Goddess. The musical stage production is conceived and directed by Saheem Ali, music and lyrics by Michael Thurber, and written by Jocelyn Bioh. Previews begin Saturday, August 13, and the show runs through Sunday, September 25.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2022
Monique Touko directs Toyin Ayedun-Alase, Donna Berlin, Maynard Eziashi, Simon Manyonda, Gloria Obianyo and Mercy Ojelade in the production which opens on Monday 12 September, with previews from Saturday 3 September, running until Saturday 1 October.
by Michael Major - Jul 19, 2022
SHOWTIME has announced that Jelani Alladin (Frozen, Hercules), Noah J. Ricketts (To My Girls, Frozen) and Linus Roache (Batman Begins, HOMELAND) have joined the lead cast of its new limited series FELLOW TRAVELERS, also starring Matt Bomer, Jonathan Bailey and Allison Williams. Bomer will also executive produce the new series.
by Gary Naylor - Jul 1, 2022
Gregory Doran brings the RSC's decade long History cycle to its conclusion with a worthy, if wordy, Richard III
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
New Earth Theatre, in association with Arcola Theatre and The North Wall, has announced the full cast for the world première of Kyo Choi's The Apology, portraying the stories of the 'comfort women' of the Second World War and the subsequent political cover-up.
by Michael Major - Aug 8, 2022
The ensemble cast of My Policeman — Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson, and Rupert Everett — will be honoured with the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance. As previously scheduled, My Policeman by director Michael Grandage will have its World Premiere at this year’s Festival.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022
Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare in performance through translation and adaptation, today announces their spring/summer 2022 season. Lue Douthit, President and Co-Founder says: 'Well, the theater world is definitely opening up. We literally mean 'world' (Prague, Guam, England) and suddenly there are ten professional productions of Play On translations opening in the next few months, including two in San Francisco (African-American Shakespeare Company and Cal Shakes). We are delighted that there are so many opportunities for audiences to gather together again to see and hear Shakespeare differently. Play on!'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022
Headlong and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse have today announced the complete cast and creative team for Corrina, Corrina, a new play by award-winning Liverpool-based playwright Chloe Moss (Run Sister, Run, Love Liverpool), directed by Headlong’s Artistic Director Holly Race Roughan (Metamorphoses).
by Wesley Doucette - Apr 4, 2022
'Il Était Une Fois' or 'Once Upon A Time' is the theme of this year's Festival d'Avignon. Olivier Py announced the programme this past Thursday in Avignon, where he has been the artistic director since 2014. 2022 marks his final year in the role, as he will be passing the torch to artist Tiago Rodrigues. Born in Lisbon in 1977, Rodrigues is the first non French artistic director since the Festival's founding. His production of Chekhov's Cherry Orchard, La Cerisaie in French, headlined in the Festival's Cour d'Honneur in 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022
Red Bull Theater has announced the streaming broadcast of their acclaimed all-female production of Mac Beth, adapted and directed by Erica Schmidt from Shakespeare, will be available for two weeks only.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) announced that Gregory Doran will step down as Artistic Director from today after 35 years with the Company including the last ten years as Artistic Director.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022
With Cyrano de Bergerac opening tonight at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, The Jamie Lloyd Company today announce full cast for its production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, in a version by Anya Reiss directed by Jamie Lloyd.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theater company, is opening its stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell with ensemble member Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, April 28–June 12, 2022.
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 10, 2022
“For heaven’s sake, let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings” Richard II famously says. The first part in Shakespeare’s Henriad follows a king who’s quite poetic, vain, and adores adulation.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022
Previews begin tonight, April 1, for Lincoln Center Theater's production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Skin of Our Teeth. The production opens on Monday, April 25 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Meet the cast here!

Richard II Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Richard II have their been?
Richard II has had 13 productions including Broadway which opened in 1937, Broadway which opened in 1937, Broadway which opened in 1940, Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1956, Off-Broadway which opened in 1978, Off-Broadway which opened in 1982, Off-Broadway which opened in 1987, Off-Broadway which opened in 1998, Off-Broadway which opened in 2006, Off-Broadway which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2011 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2021.

What productions of Richard II have their been?
Richard II has had 13 productions including Broadway which opened in 1937, Broadway which opened in 1937, Broadway which opened in 1940, Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1956, Off-Broadway which opened in 1978, Off-Broadway which opened in 1982, Off-Broadway which opened in 1987, Off-Broadway which opened in 1998, Off-Broadway which opened in 2006, Off-Broadway which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2011 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2021.

What productions of Richard II have there been?
Richard II has had 13 productions including Broadway which opened in 1937, Broadway which opened in 1937, Broadway which opened in 1940, Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1956, Off-Broadway which opened in 1978, Off-Broadway which opened in 1982, Off-Broadway which opened in 1987, Off-Broadway which opened in 1998, Off-Broadway which opened in 2006, Off-Broadway which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2011 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2021.