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THEATRE REVIEW: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, National Theatre Live, South Holland Centre, Spalding




Well-known phrases, such as "This sceptred isle" and "What must the king do now?" find their origin in Shakespeare's King Richard II.

A tale of treachery, tragedy, trickery and travesty is as close to a political commentary on our times as Brexit, "meaningful vote", "the will of the people" and second referendums.

Celebrated Shakespearan actor Simon Russell Beale (Vanity Fair, Penny Dreadful, King Lear) portrays the doomed King Richard in all his vulnerability and uncertainty.


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