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Bold production of Shakespeare’s “Richard II” featuring a diverse company of women of colour.

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Critic Reviews (8)

The Telegraph (UK)
March 8th, 2019

A gorgeously attired Andoh makes for a fleet, formidable Richard; it’s a physically commanding performance.
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The Guardian (UK)
March 7th, 2019

If one definition of a first-rate Shakespeare production is that it makes one view the play afresh, this pioneering show eminently passes the test.
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The London Evening Standard
March 7th, 2019

But this is an accessible, lucid account of one of Shakespeare’s least earthy, most archaic plays, and the casting raises timely questions about who controls the levers of power.
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The Times (UK)
March 7th, 2019

Exciting, fresh-thinking theatre, performed from the gut and piercing straight to the heart.
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The Arts Desk
March 18th, 2019

Electrifying mixed-race all-female production...Adjoa Andoh is a magnetic Richard with her hawk-like glare and vigorous swagger.
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Time Out London
March 7th, 2019

Andoh and Linton’s ‘Richard II’ is, on the whole, a quiet version – sometimes a little too quiet – but that’s because it doesn’t need to shout; its ideas emerge elegantly by themselves.
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WhatsOnStage
March 7th, 2019

This production of Richard II is not only stylish and fiercely performed, but it is a necessary staging; a masterclass in how to reclaim the often-feared Shakespeare.
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The Stage (UK)
March 8th, 2019

Andoh and Linton are a formidable pair and their direction transforms Shakespeare’s play into something visually irresistible: their staging is full of striking images.
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