A kingdom in which a woman is presenting as a man to hold on to power. Where feudal law has returned due to global ecological collapse and the ravaging effects of a pandemic. A place where a war is brewing between neighbouring lands, and the politics of old and young wrestle with each other to maintain a fragile peace.
Somewhere between Mad Max: Fury Road, an episode of Game of Thrones and a visit to the Museum of British Folklore; Quandary Collective’s Richard II blends Shakespeare’s text with visceral movement and live electronic music. This young company’s fearless adaptation investigates deeply what it means to lead a country, the devastating effects of toxic masculinity, and why gender continually seems to matter in positions of power.
“For you have but mistook me all this while…”
Run time: 165 mins
Trigger warnings: Bloody violence, full-frontal nudity
Age recommendation: 16+
The performance on Thursday will be signed by a BSL interpreter.
Full Price £18
Wed 15th September6pm7pm
Thu 16th September6pm7pm
Fri 17th September6pm7pm
Sat 18th September1pm2pm
Sat 18th September6pm7pm