Cruel King Visits Brockley

Staff Reporter (13 January, 2022)

A leader increasingly unwilling to face the calamity his failing government has created


Amidst worldwide political turbulence, England faces societal crisis and open rebellion. Living a life of luxury within the crumbling Palace of Westminster, King Richard II is increasingly unwilling to face the calamity his failing government has created. 

As the façade of power begins to dissolve around him, the dramatic downfall of an extraordinary individual begins; an individual who is in equal measures both vivaciously captivating, and excruciatingly cruel.

We Are Animate present Richard II by William Shakespeare.

“Mock not flesh and blood with solemn reverence.
Throw away tradition, form, and ceremonious duty.”

We Are Animate are proud to present this new version of one of Shakespeare’s most subversive plays. In our own age of unprecedented political turmoil, this production explores the power and strength of femininity, and questions what traits are expected, and respected, in a leader.

410 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2DH from 22nd February – 5th March. Time: 7.30pm. Admission: £16, £14 concessions.

Box office: – 0333 666 3366 (£1.80 fee for phone bookings only)

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