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NT LIVE The Tragedy of King Richard the 2nd

The Tragedy of King Richard II will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Almeida Theatre in London on Tuesday 15 January as part of National Theatre Live.

King Richard II is arrogant, reckless and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Disinherited and exiled from the kingdom, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

BAFTA and Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale plays King Richard II in this new production about the limits of power, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (Little Revolution, Absolute Hell).

NT LIVE The Tragedy of King Richard the 2nd

The Tragedy of King Richard II will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Almeida Theatre in London on Tuesday 15 January as part of National Theatre Live.

King Richard II is arrogant, reckless and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Disinherited and exiled from the kingdom, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

BAFTA and Olivier Award winner Simon Russell Beale plays King Richard II in this new production about the limits of power, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (Little Revolution, Absolute Hell).
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NT Live: I'm Not Running

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

NT Live: I'm Not Running

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.
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