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Richard II

Directed and adapted by Jennifer Dick

“Ah, Richard…
I see thy glory like a shooting star
Fall to the base earth from the firmament”

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Young King Richard II presides over a dispute between two of his subjects. Bolingbroke accuses Mowbray of treachery and Mowbray returns the slur. Richard, God’s anointed King, banishes both from his kingdom, and unknowingly sows the seeds of his own downfall. Bolingbroke will not accept the punishment and returns home with an army of supporters, full of determination and ambition.

With dangerous carelessness, Richard pillages his country’s resources and ignores the threat to his throne. He simply cannot conceive that his ‘divine right’ to rule could ever be snatched away…

“Show us the hand of God
That hath dismissed us from our stewardship;
For well we know, no hand of blood and bone
Can grip the sacred handle of our sceptre.”

Richard II makes its Bard in the Botanics debut this summer, performed by a company of four actors inside the stunning Kibble Palace Glasshouse. Don’t miss this chance to see Shakespeare’s gripping tale of the waning King and the uncompromising & passionate subject, who rises to take his place.



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Tues 21st JULY
8:00 p.m.
(Preview tickets: £13 / £10)


Wed 22nd July – Sat 1st August
8:00 p.m.
(no performances on Mondays)


Kibble Palace Glasshouse


£17.50 / £12 (conc.)

Tuesdays for a Tenner – all tickets £10 on Tuesday nights

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Running time

2 hours 15 minutes including 15 minute interval


The Herald – 4 stars

The Guardian – 4 stars


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