Richard II by William Shakespeare
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, 2019
Director: Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton
Composer: Dominique Le Gendre
Candle Consultant: Prema Mehta
Movement Director: Yarit Dor
Photography: Ingrid Pollard and Rajha Shakiry
Cast includes: Adjoa Andoh, Nicholle Cherrie, Dona Croll, Ayesha Dharker, Lourdes Faberes, Leila Farzad,
Shobna Gulati, Sarah Lam, Sarah Niles and Indra Ové.
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.
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.