Critic’s Choice: Shows We Are Looking Forward To In December 2019

The Tragedy Of King Richard the Second Almeida Theatre

Mark Ludmon and Paul T Davies highlight some of the theatre that has them excited this December. The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, Almeida Theatre Joe Hill-Gibbins has earned a reputation as an inventive, visually creative director, most notably for re-imaginings of classics with a contemporary context. After bringing a new perspective to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Measure For Measure at the Young Vic, he looks set to bring the same flair to another of Shakespeare’s plays, Richard II, at the Almeida Theatre, using the original full title of The Tragedy of King Richard the Second. The incomparable Simon Russell Beale takes the title role of the careless leader whose arrogance and vanity put the kingdom at risk. 10 December to 2 February. Opening night: 18 December BOOK NOW Doctor Faustus, The Globe Staying with Elizabethan drama, another highlight this month is a new production of Doctor Faustus … Read more

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