Richard the Second artwork - a man wearing Southern African Township headgear looks directly towards the camera. Two men either side of him look left and right respectivly.
Image by Adiam Yemane, design Luke Kelly Airborne Studio.

Tangle Theatre presents

Richard the Second

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A nation is in turmoil. Three first cousins – Richard, Aumerle and Henry – battle for the supreme position of authority. Who will succeed in saving their country from a trail of ultimate destruction? And who will survive the challenge for the throne?

Tangle, in association with MAST Mayflower Studios, presents a radical and electrifying new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Richard the Second performed in its distinctive Southern African Township theatre style.

Tangle’s unique interpretation of one of the most compelling of Shakespeare’s history plays, exploring the politics of power and family alliances, will be performed by a multi-skilled ensemble of five. With an original score of Zimbabwean music and song, this new multicultural production offers a fast, powerful and fresh take on this state of the nation play, while celebrating talented artists whose multi-national voices are at the centre of Tangle’s work.

Richard the Second continues the company’s long-term commitment to championing African Caribbean artistic excellence, presenting classic plays in new and surprising ways to audiences of all kinds.

‘Here, cousin, seize the Crown’


This event is now open for priority booking. General sale will open on Friday 24 June. Become a member to access priority booking and receive a 20% on tickets for this event and other participating performances.

Age 12+
Post-show discussion

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Date
Friday 28th Oct 2022
Time
07:30 PM
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