About This Show

Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton direct the first ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage, in a post-Empire reflection on what it means to be British in the light of the Windrush anniversary and as we leave the European Union.

As we play our part in defining a nation’s history and we become the shoulders on which future generations will stand, Shakespeare asks us to consider the destiny that we might be shaping for our ‘scepter’d isle’.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 22 February 2019 Final Performance: 21 April 2019
Location: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End

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Adjoa Andoh Richard II
Dona Croll John of Gaunt/Duchess of York
Shobna Gulati Duke of York
Indra Ove Mowbray/Northumberland
Lourdes Faberes Bagot/Exton
Leila Farzad the Queen
Sarah Lam Duchess of Gloucester/Gardener
Sarah Niles Bolingbroke
Nicholle Cherrie Percy/Green/Ross

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