Richard II

Author(s): William Shakespeare
Company: We Are Animate
Running time: 1h 20min approx

Amidst worldwide political turbulence, England faces societal crisis and open rebellion. Living a life of luxury within the crumbling Palace of Westminster, King Richard is increasingly unwilling to face the calamity his failing government has created.

As the façade of power begins to dissolve around him, the dramatic downfall of an extraordinary individual begins, an individual who is in equal measures both vivaciously captivating and excruciatingly cruel.

We Are Animate will present this new version of one of Shakespeare’s most subversive plays. In our own age of unprecedented political turmoil, this production explores the power and strength of femininity and questions what traits are expected, and respected, in a leader.