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Richard II

Richard II is charismatic, eloquent and loved by his friends. And a disastrous King – dishonest, capricious and politically incompetent.

Echoing down the centuries is the perennial problem: how to deal with a ruler who has a rock solid right to rule but is set on wrecking the country he leads.

Shakespeare’s subtle, ambiguous and beautiful play finds feudal England on the cusp of modernity, as a divinely sanctioned monarch is confronted, in the figure of Henry Bolingbroke, by the hard-headed pragmatism of real authority.

Richard II is played by Jonathan Bailey, whose past work includes Bridgerton, Fellow Travellers, Cassio in Nicholas Hytner’s National Theatre production of Othello and Edgar to Ian McKellen’s King Lear. He has also won an Olivier Award for his role of Jamie in Company and is Fiyero in the up and coming Wicked movie.

Assisted performances
Audio-Described Performance: Saturday 12th April, 14:30
Captioned Performance: Friday 2nd May, 19:30

Age Restrictions

Ages 12+.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Mon 10th February 2025 until Sat 10th May 2025.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

The Bridge Theatre Details

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Facilities at The Bridge Theatre

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Disabled toilets

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The Bridge Theatre Location

3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG
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Richard II

The Bridge Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 10th May 2025

Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl 1 interval.