Anərkē Shakespeare, a new, innovative theatre company, creates raw, fast-paced Shakespeare, bringing you the multifaceted text by a diverse, gender-blind, actor-led ensemble without a director, inspired by the working conditions in which Shakespeare conceived his plays. All discoveries and decisions are made on the floor by the actors in relation to each other and the text. The audience, together with the cast, will work their imaginations to bring to life the sceptred isle of England in this film noir, naked-framed perspective on Richard II – Shakespeare’s poetic masterpiece.
In the hollow crown of a king keeps death his court and inside this emptiness we find ourselves, facing Richard in his mirror.
“The best-spoken, most emphatically and efficiently performed production of Richard II I have seen since Steve Berkoff’s … 1994 production in London and New York” — Professor Tom Cartelli, Muhlenburg College
“The lack of fuss about mimetic casting … cleared the way for the play to shine radiantly through.” —Professor Michael Dobson, Shakespeare Institute
Tuesday 13 August 2019 7:30 PM
Wednesday 14 August 2019 7:30 PM
Thursday 15 August 2019 7:30 PM
Friday 16 August 2019 7:30 PM
Saturday 17 August 2019 7:30 PM
Sunday 18 August 2019 2:00 PM — This performance is followed by an optional Q&A with the cast.
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£12 Concessions (under 16s, over 65s, disabled, students)
£10 Friends (Friends of the Rose Playhouse, with membership card)
£10 Southwark residents (with proof of address)
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The Rose is an indoor archaeological site; it is advisable to dress warmly because there is no heating. There are no toilets, so please use those at Shakespeare’s Globe, which is 200 metres away.