Quandary Collective presents

Richard II

Wednesday 15th September
Thursday 16th September
Friday 17th September
Saturday 18th September


Picture this…

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
Interval: Yes
Trigger warnings: Bloody violence, full-frontal nudity
Age recommendation: 16+

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Richard II: Coco Maertens
Henry Bolingbroke: George Alexander
John of Gaunt/Bishop of Carlisle: Pete Picton
Aumerle: Conor Mainwaring
Bushy/Sir Stephen Scroop: Tom Cray
Northumberland: Danann McAleer
Thomas Mowbray/Lord Ross: Marc Zayat
Duke of York: Neil Hobbs
Musician: Kester Hynds

Director: Annie McKenzie
Movement Director: Crystal Zillwood
Assistant Director: Georgia Andrews
Stage Manager: Corinne Bills
Marketing Manager: Dana Hudson
Designer: Jojo Fauchier
Set Builder: Michael Tonkin-Jones


Full Price £18

Concession £16



Wed 15th September6pm7pm

Thu 16th September6pm7pm

Fri 17th September6pm7pm

Sat 18th September6pm7pm