Mock not flesh and blood with solemn reverence.
Throw away tradition, form, and ceremonious duty.
Amidst worldwide political turbulence, England faces 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 are proud to present this new version of Richard II. With a strong focus on queer representation, this production explores the power and strength of femininity, and questions what traits are expected, and respected, in a leader.
We Are Animate have been creating ground-breaking theatre since 2012. Through a unique blend of high-octane performance, innovative choreography and minimalist aesthetics, they have created Red Bull theatre for the Netflix generation. Previous productions include Hunter & Jonny, Roughs, Love Lab and Bitesize Chekhov.
Press for previous productions
Funny, engaging, poignant, and utterly delightful. ★★★★★ One4Review
The energy on display is formidable. ★★★★ The Metropolis
Fast, funny, and approachable theatre. ★★★★ Everything Theatre
Vibrant physical theatre and powerful acting. ★★★★ Three Weeks
Expertly conceived, cleverly restored and inventively staged. Fringe Review