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Richard II

William Shakespeare

RST, Stratford upon Avon 19th October - 16th November 2013,

 Barbican Theatre, London, 7th December 2013 to the 25th January 2014.

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Richard II

David Tennant


Nigel Lindsay

John of Gaunt

Michael Pennington

Duke of York

Oliver Ford Davies

Duchess of Gloucester

Jane Lapotaire


Elliott Barnes-Worrall


Antony Byrne


Sean Chapman

Duchess of York

Mary Cruickshank

Lady in Waiting

Gracy Goldman


Marcus Griffiths

The Queen

Emma Hamilton

Bishop of Carlisle

Jim Hooper


Youssef Kerkour


Jake Mann


Sam Marks

Lady in Waiting

Miranda Nolan


Keith Osborn

Ross/Lord Marshall

Joshua Richards


Oliver Rix


Simon Thorp

Harry Percy

Edmund Wiseman


Gregory Doran

RSC trailer: http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/richard-ii/trailer.aspx

…a fine study of a dying man bursting with intemperate rage at Richard’s betrayal of his country.

-The Guardian

Ferocious eloquence overcomes deathbed infirmity in Michael Pennington’s superb portrayal of John of Gaunt.

The Independent

…Michael Pennington, little short of magnificent as John of Gaunt…

-The Telegraph

…a poignantly eloquent John of Gaunt

-London Evening Standard

A fine, restrained Michael Pennington gives desperate dignity to John of Gaunt’s lush … lament for England.

-The Observer

Michael Pennington … and Jane Lapotaire … give a masterclass in history-play acting..

-Financial Times

…dominates all scenes he is in …

- otherbridgeproject

At the  Opening Night Party for Richard II at Stratford on the 17th October 2013 Greg Doran made Michael his first Honorary Associate Artist. Click here for the article.

The DVD/Blu-ray of Richard II will be released on Tuesday 6th May, 2014. The DVD extras include a commentary by Greg Doran, while the Blu-ray has an interview with David Tennant.