A kingdom in which a woman is presenting as a man to hold on to power. 


Where feudal law has returned due to a ravaging civil war.


Where the politics of old and young wrestle with each other to maintain a fragile peace.


And where the state has become a playground full of scraps, scratches and scraped knees.


A world not so different to this one.


Quandary Collective take Shakespeare’s words and fuse them with muscular movement, bloody violence and electronic beats, to bring you a gut-wrenching rendition of Shakespeare’s classic that’s somewhere between Mad Max: Fury Road, an episode of Game of Thrones and what it might have been like to stand in the pit at The Globe in 1595.


This young company’s fearless adaptation looks at what it means to lead a country, the insidious effects of toxic masculinity, and why gender continually seems to matter in positions of power.


“For you have but mistook me all this while…” 


Written by William Shakespeare

Adapted by Quandary Collective

Directed by Annie McKenzie

Produced by Scraped Knees Productions

Stage Manager/Technician - Corinne Bills


6th April - 8th May 2022
Weds - Sunday inclusive

7:00pm doors

7:30pm show start


2 hours 45 minutes, with an interval


General Admission £17

Concession £15

Prices exclude booking fees



Entrance to Richard II is via our

Launcelot Street entrance

Age recommendation 16+

This show contains bloody and sexual violence, and full frontal nudity


This event is not available with Vaults Gift Vouchers