*POSTPONED* The Tragedy of King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare – National Theatre Live Screening presented by Byron Theatre

May 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Full $25 | Concession $23 | Byron Theatre Club $20 | Student under 18 $15 | Group of 10 or more $15

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed until Saturday 18th May at 1:00pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, filmed live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London especially for cinemas.

This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.

★★★★ “Simon Russell Beale proves himself our foremost Shakespearean actor”  Independent

★★★★ “Few do quiet, eloquent despair as well as Mr Russell Beale”  The Guardian

★★★★ “A timely portrait of a country in chaos”  Evening Standard

7.30am – Internet sales close
8.30am – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open 
9.10am – Theatre doors open
9.30am – 
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second 
11.30am – Event concludes (includes 20 minute interval)