A narcissistic ruler. An unelected leader. A country at breaking point.
Richard rules by Divine Right, answerable to no-one except God. Advised by sycophants and spin doctors, his entitled position grants him licence to ride roughshod over established laws.
Recently exiled by Richard, Henry Bolingbroke returns with a mandate to put things right; but as an unelected leader, Henry’s family grievance quickly becomes a personal ambition for national salvation.
Shakespeare’s Richard II is a blistering examination of what happens when leaders’ self-inflated egos dictate a nation’s future. Shocking in its modernity and unflinching in its portrayal of how those in power are out of touch with the people they serve, Richard II has never been more urgent.
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"A fantastic play has been given new life with this fabulous production"
"The company move and dance together as a group in a credible way suggesting that they really have been university or public school contemporaries. This is the deft work of choreographer Sundeep Saini who ensures they coalesce as a unit even if a dysfunctional one with constant feuding and betrayals. It's impressive and inventive at every level"
"Gripped from beginning to end"
Sundeep Saini is a movement director and choreographer passionate about driving narrative through physicality. She has worked with; children from 3 years old up to adults, community ensembles and professional companies, actor-musicians, classical actors and musical theatre performers, people with and without disabilities and strives to push them all to reach their full potential in both technique and performance.
She is a creative with a keen focus on embedding a movement vocabulary into a piece and strives to build character, narrative, musicality and production style whilst pushing the boundaries of choreography and movement.