David Tennant on stage in white royal gown and crown.

Richard II

William Shakespeare

The first of Shakespeare's History plays. A story of power and plotting.

Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role.