Richard II

A narcissistic ruler. An unelected leader. A country at breaking point.

Holy Trinity Church
Movement Director

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.

Creative Team

  • Natasha Rickman


  • Alex Beetschen

    Musical Director

  • Sundeep Saini

    Movement Director

  • Neil Irish

    Set & Costume Design

  • Mark Dymock

    Lighting Design

  • Sound Design

    Matt Eaton

  • Vocal Coach

    Sterre Maier

  • Fight Director

    Philip D'Orleans


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About Sunny

Sundeep Saini

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.