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by Quandary Collective
directed by Annie McKenzie

Picture this: A kingdom in which a woman is presenting as a man to hold on to power. Where feudal law has returned due to global ecological collapse and the ravaging effects of the pandemic. A place where a war is brewing between neighbouring lands, and the politics of old and young wrestle with each other to maintain a fragile peace.

Somewhere between Mad Max: Fury Road, an episode of Game of Thrones and a visit to the Museum of British Folklore, Quandary Collective’s Richard II blends Shakespeare’s text with visceral movement and live electronic music. This young company’s fearless adaptation investigates deeply what it means to lead a country, the devastating effects of toxic masculinity, and why gender continually seems to matter in positions of power.

“For you have but mistook me all this while…”

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th September 2021, 7.30pm-10.15pm

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes (including a 15 minute interval) 

Age recommendation: 16+ 

This show contains bloody violence and full-frontal nudity. 

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Richard II – Coco Maertens
Henry Bolingbroke – George Alexander
John of Gaunt/Bishop of Carlisle – Stephen Riddle
Thomas Mowbray/Lord Ross – Marc Zayat
Aumerle – Conor Mainwaring
Duke of York – Neil Hobbs
Northumberland – Danann McAleer
Bushey/Sir Stephen Scroop – Tom Cray

Director – Annie McKenzie
Assistant Director- Georgia Andrews
Producer â- Coco Maertens and Annie McKenzie for Quandary Collective
Marketing Manager – Dana Hudson
Stage Manager- Katie Rutson
Movement Director – Crystal Zillwood
Fight Choreography – Alex Payne
Musician – Kester Hynds
Set & Costume Design – Josephine Fauchier
Set Builder – Michael Tonkin-Jones
Lighting Designer – TBA
Artwork – Katia Shipulina
Rehearsal Photos – Rah Petherbridge
BSL Interpreter – TBA


Fri, 10th September 2021 @7:30 pm
Sat, 11th September 2021 @10:30 pm

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