In this section we look at past productions of Richard II: John Barton’s role-swapping 1973 production; Steven Pimlott's modern-dress production in 2000; and Michael Boyd’s 2007 production, part of The Histories cycle.

All productions of Shakespeare have one thing in common: the text. They can differ greatly because each text is open to interpretation and every director and their company makes different interpretative choices in the rehearsal room.

Here we delve into our archive to give you a snapshot of our creative process behind the productions. You can see previously-unseen production records, reviews, production and rehearsal photos to give you an insight of the depth of work that goes on behind the scenes of our productions.

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