National Theatre Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

National Theatre Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
Saturday, April 13 at 2:00PM
Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive

By William Shakespeare
Featuring Simon Russell Beale
Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins

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.

Part of the Stage on Screen series, presenting the best of international theatre on the big screen at Northwestern University. Learn more about the broadcast process.

Ticket Pricing:

$20 general public,
$16 NU Employee,
$16 Seniors (62+),
$10 full-time student (Under 30 with current ID)
Tickets are nonrefundable after final purchase.