David Tennant on stage in white royal gown and crown.

Richard II

William Shakespeare

There have been more than 30 productions of Richard II performed at our theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1879.

Past Productions

Our productions of Richard II over the years have included many famous actors playing the title role: F R Benson 1896 - 1915; Michael Redgrave in 1951; David Warner in 1964; Richard Pasco and Ian Richardson in 1973; Alan Howard in 1980; Jeremy Irons in 1986; Alex Jennings in 1990; Sam West in 2000; Jonathan Slinger in 2007; and David Tennant in 2013.

Here you can find out more about some of our key past productions, giving you an insight into how they were staged and the directorial choices that were made.