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Richard II

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Writer

William Shakespeare

The Ensemble 

Adjoa Andoh

Director / Richard II

Lou Au

Musical Director / Flute / Bassoon

Rianna Azoro

Costume Supervisor

Rosie Bergonzi

Percussion

Giles Block

Globe Associate - Text

Nicholle Cherrie

Green / Percy / Groom / Queen’s Attendant

Dona Croll

John of Gaunt / Duchess of York

Sylvia Darkwa Ohemeng

Deputy Stage Manager

Ayesha Dharker

Aumerle

Tess Dignan

Head of Voice

Yarit Dor

Movement and Fight Director

Cynthia DuBerry

Stage Manager

Lourdes Faberes

Bagot / Ross/ Exton/Gardener's Help

Leila Farzad

Queen

Juanne Fuller

Specialist Media Consultant

Shobna Gulati

Duke of York

Hazel Holder

Voice

Zoe India

Assistant Stage Manager

Midori Jaeger

Music Supervisor

Sarah Lam

Duchess of Gloucester/ Bushy/Willoughby/
Gardener

Lynette Linton

Director

Dominique Le Gendre

Composer

Glynn MacDonald

Globe Associate - Movement

Prema Mehta

Candle Consultant

Sarah Niles

Bolingbroke

Indra Ové

Mowbray / Northumberland

Ingrid Pollard

Production Photographer

Ali Pottinger

Assistant Stage Manager

Sarah Sayeed

Vocals/Shruti Box/
Percussion

Rajha Shakiry

Designer

Elaine So

Percussion

Monique Touko

Assistant Director

This blessed plot, this earth,
this realm, this England

Act II, scene 1

Meet the directors


Background


 Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton direct the first ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage, in a post-Empire reflection on what it means to be British in the light of the Windrush anniversary and as we leave the European Union.

As we play our part in defining a nation’s history and we become the shoulders on which future generations will stand, Shakespeare asks us to consider the destiny that we might be shaping for our ‘scepter’d isle’.

 

Richard II marks the beginning of a cycle of history plays that will provide a unique opportunity to rediscover how Shakespeare perceived ‘this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England’. Our year-long exploration of ‘our scepter’d isle’ will take us on a journey through history via Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, and Richard III.

Synopsis


Beset by problems at home and abroad, a capricious king is forced to relinquish his ‘hollow crown’. As his supporters abandon him and his power trickles away, Richard reflects with startling eloquence on the disintegration of his status and identity.

Meet the company


richard ii company

Image credit: Ingrid Pollard 

Introductory Talk


Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks before the performance.

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
£8 (£6 Members / Students)

Tuesday 26 February 2019, 6.00pm
Tuesday 5 March 2019, 6.00pm

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