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RICHARD II at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse receives great reviews!

Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton direct the first ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage, in a post-Empire reflection on what it means to be British in the light of the Windrush anniversary and as we leave the European Union.

As we play our part in defining a nation’s history and we become the shoulders on which future generations will stand, Shakespeare asks us to consider the destiny that we might be shaping for our ‘scepter’d isle’.

Ends 21st April 2019 – tickets available here


The Guardian ★★★★

‘a reminder that Shakespeare is available to everyone […] pioneering’

The Observer ★★★★

‘powerfully resonant’

Evening Standard ★★★★

‘Passionate and courageous’

The Times ★★★★

‘Exciting, fresh-thinking theatre, performed from the gut and piercing straight to the heart’

Time Out ★★★★

‘quietly brilliant’

The Stage ★★★★

‘visually irresistible’

WhatsOnStage ★★★★

‘stylish and fiercely performed […] a necessary staging; a masterclass in how to reclaim the often-feared Shakespeare’