• Richard II

  • Thu, 05-12-2019 at 19:30
  • Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company
    93 Kedleston Road
    DE22 1FR Derby
Richard II - Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company - Derby

Richard IIPerforming Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December 2019 7.30pm at Shakespeare House, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1FRDirected by Matt Swan.His Uncle Gloucester’s rebellion crushed, King Richard has reasserted his grip on the crown and, to see off further revolt, has spent his time ploughing all of his royal cash into deificating the monarchy in the eyes of his people.However, rumours abound as to who was responsible for Gloucester’s murder in captivity. Was it his fellow rebels Thomas Mowbray or Richard’s cousin Henry Bolingbroke? Was it the king himself?Bolingbroke and Mowbray have arrived at court to defend their honour and now Richard is going to have to start making big decisions.Decisions that will to lead to deposition, death and decades of dynastic civil war.