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…”
★★★★★ - BN1 Magazine
★★★★ - North West End
★★★★- London Theatre Reviews
★★★★ - Play Shakespeare
Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Quandary Collective
Directed by Annie McKenzie
Produced by Scraped Knees Productions
Producer: Velenzia Spearpoint
Movement Director: Zoe Villiers
Fight Director: Jonathan Holby
Composer: Kester Hynds
Lighting Designer: Rachel Sampley
Set & Costume Designer: Valentine Gigadet
Stage Manager: Demelza Monk
Technician: Corinne Bills
PR: Eleanor Hill
Coco Maertens: Richard II
George Alexander: Henry Bolingbroke
Joseph Quartson: John of Gaunt/The Bishop of Carlisle
Edwin Flay: The Duke of York
Troy Richards: Sir Thomas Mowbray/Lord Ross
Ashley Hodgson: Aumerle
Danann McAleer: Northumberland
Joshua Picton: Bushy/Sir Stephen Scroop
6th April - 8th May 2022
Weds - Sunday inclusive
7:30pm show start
2 hours 45 minutes, with an interval
General Admission £17
Prices exclude booking fees
Tickets go offsale at 4pm online, but can still be bought on the door up until the show starts.
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 show features haze, incense, flashing lights and use of weapons (guns and knives)
This event is not available with Vaults Gift Vouchers