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  • Five stars

    The Observer

    "Gregory Doran's exceptional production is a rousing triumph."
  • Five stars

    The Daily Express

    "David Tennant gives a bravado performance of a multi-layered, complex and intelligent medieval king in Shakespeare's masterful history play."

Cast & creative team


  • Richard II
    David Tennant
  • John of Gaunt
    Michael Pennington
  • Duchess of Gloucester
    Jane Lapotaire
  • Duke of York
    Oliver Ford Davies
  • Duke of Aumerle
    Oliver Rix
  • Henry Bolingbroke
    Nigel Lindsay
  • The Queen
    Emma Hamilton
  • Duchess of York
    Marty Cruickshank
  • Thomas Mowbray
    Antony Byrne
  • Bushy
    Sam Marks
  • Bagot
    Jake Mann
  • Greene
    Marcus Griffiths
  • Earl of Salisbury
    Simon Thorp
  • Bishop of Carlisle
    Jim Hooper
  • Sir Stephen Scroop
    Keith Osborn
  • Earl of Northumberland/Earl of Douglas
    Sean Chapman
  • Harry Percy
    Edmund Wiseman
  • Lord Ross
    Joshua Richards
  • Lord Willoughby
    Youssef Kerkour
  • Lady-in-Waiting
    Gracy Goldman
  • Lady-in-Waiting
    Miranda Nolan
  • Gardener
    Joshua Richards
  • Groom
    Elliot Barnes-Worrell


  • Gregory Doran
    Stage Director
  • Robin Lough
    Screen Director
  • Paul Englishby
  • Stephen Brimson Lewis
  • Tim Mitchell
  • Martin Slavin
  • Michael Ashcroft
  • Terry King
  • Owen Horsley
    Assistant Director
  • Simon Ash
    Production Manager
  • Stephanie Arditti
    Costume Supervisor
  • Suzi Blakey
    Stage Manager
  • Jeremy Adams
  • John Wyver
    Producer, Live from Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Bruce O'Neil
    Music Director
  • Lyn Darnley
    Company Text and Voice Work
  • Helena Palmer CDG
    Casting Director
  • Ben Tyreman
    Company Manager
  • Klare Roger
    Deputy Stage Manager
  • Charley Sargant
    Assistant Stage Manager