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 the 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.
Can you imagine it? We bet you can… it’s not so different from our world.
Somewhere between Mad Max: Fury Road, an episode of Game of Thrones and an environmental movement, 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…”What is the price we have to pay for wanting autonomy over our own lives?”
Run time: 165 mins
Trigger warnings: Bloody violence, full-frontal nudity
Age recommendation: 15+
Full Price £18
Wed 15th September6pm7pm
Thu 16th September6pm7pm
Fri 17th September6pm7pm
Sat 18th September1pm2pm
Sat 18th September6pm7pm