U.K, 2019, 117 min, 2K DCP, Wri. William Shakespeare, Dir. Joe Hill-Gibbins, Rated PG-13, ByExperience

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Friday, 4/5 to Sunday, 4/7

"A timely portrait of a country in chaos." – Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard

"Simon Russell Beale proves himself our foremost Shakespearean actor." – Paul Taylor, Independent

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. This visceral new production about the limits of power stars Simon Russell Beale (Mary, Queen of Scots, The Death of Stalin) as Shakespeare's Richard II and is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (Little Revolution, Absolute Hell). Captured live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London.

This production does not include an intermission. The Friday 4/5 screening features English subtitles as part of our accessibility initiative.

National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world, including Coral Gables Art Cinema! Tickets to these special screenings are $20 and under ($16 for Cinema members). Friday screenings feature English subtitles as part of our commitment to make programs more accessible to d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

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