Puppet King Richard II

Theatre (physical theatre, adaptation)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Description

Two used actors, recycled utensils, hand-carved Czech puppets, live music and you, the court, bring Shakespeare’s poetic drama of power and abdication to life. Richard falls from power, exchanging his gorgeous palace for a prison cell. A rich, playful story of love, trust and regime change. Watch out world leaders everywhere. Devised and performed by Gregory Gudgeon and Lucas Augustine. Directed by Linda Marlowe. A hit at Brighton Fringe. 'Innovative, anarchic' ***** (TheReviewsHub.com). 'Fun, entertaining and thoroughly well-acted' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Eccentric and inventive retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy' (Total Theatre).

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Reception - Lift - Theatre
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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S D 13 days ago

This was my first time watching Richard II and I couldn't have wished for a better introduction to the play. The humour was wonderful and the more somber moments felt weighty and impactful. The puppetry was excellently done and both performers played their parts with enthusiasm and skill. Truly a joy to watch.

F 13 days ago

A fantastic show! All the drama of the text is conveyed with puppets, props and significant wit. The real tragedy is that in such a small space only a rare few will get to experience it.

PS I advise you bring your own guage !

Peter Chrisp 18 days ago

This is the most electrifying and brilliant Shakespeare performance I've seen. Gregory Gudgeon is as good as any Richard you'll ever see on stage, but he's performing the role in an intimate space just in front of you. It's funny and moving and generous with the audience. Lucas Augustine is also great as the musical accompanist and Bolingbroke. Even people who don't usually like puppets (Iike me) love Puppet Richard.


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FringeReview 15 days ago

Riddle’s Court feels a fitting venue for this puppety telling of Richard II, as we are led up a stone spiral staircase that wouldn’t be out of place in The Tower that our our King is destined for. Lucas Augustine is playing some courtly guitar as we take our seats....

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