Grandage and Redmayne previously worked together on the multi award-winning Red, which transferred to Broadway and picked up six Tony Awards - including Best Director and Best Performance by a Featured Actor.
Among the guests in attendance last night were Grandage’s soon-to-be-successor, Josie Rourke, and the Donmar’s chairman Chris Smith.
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Redmayne is joined in Richard II by Harry Attwell, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Stefano Braschi, Andrew Buchan, Ron Cook, Daniel Easton, Daniel Flynn, Michael Hadley, Sean Jackson), Phillip Joseph, Michael Marcus, Sian Thomas, Joseph Timms, Ben Turner and Ashley Zhangazha.