Richard the Second

Performance Dates

In this lyrical and hauntingly beautiful opening chapter, a philosopher king faces the specter of military overthrow. King Richard II believes his rule to be divine and untouchable. But when a scorned relative returns to England’s shores with designs for the throne, Richard must reckon not only with the fickle nature of his hollow crown, but also his own flawed humanity.


Part of Shakespeare's Histories, a two-year project to perform Shakespeare's eight history plays in repertory.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
150 minutes


Queen, Groom
Richard II
Mowbray, Abbot of Westminster
Bagot, Salisbury
Green, Henry Percy
Ross, Duchess of York, Gardener
John of Gaunt, Bishop of Carlisle, Glendower
Bushy, Fitzwater
Duchess of Gloucester, Scroop, Keeper

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for plays
Musical Director
Lighting Designer
Props Designer: Caolan Eder
Intimacy: Megan Behm