National Theatre Live: Richard II

Stage on Screen


The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Tue, Mar 5, 2019 7:00 PM
The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Tue, Mar 12, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Series:Stage on Screen
Run Time:150 min
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joe Hill-Gibbins
Cast Members:Simon Russell Beale, Leo Bill, Saskia Reeves, Martins Imhangbe, Joseph Mydell
Writers:William Shakespeare


Stage on Screen is The Roxy’s ongoing series of the world’s greatest contemporary theatrical performances, from the Metropolitan Opera to London’s National Theatre to the Bolshoi Ballet and beyond, projected on the big screen.

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, 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 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