Emily Harwood © 2019

RICHARD II

RICHARD II //

SET & COSTUME

DESIGNER

The House of Commons

Arcola Theatre, London. 2016

Writer | William Shakespeare

Direction/Adaptation | Jack Gamble & Quentin Beroud

Producer | Dippermouth & Hartshorn 

Lighting | Geoff Hense

Sound | Neil McKeown

Assistant Designer | Lara Geneose

Photography | Lara Geneose, Emily Harwood 

Cast | David Acton, Joseph Adelakun, Natasha Bain, Eleanor Cox, Tim Delap, Hermione Gulliford, Roland Oliver, Hayden Wood

This bold, modern day adaptation was premiered at the House of Commons as part of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, before transferring to the Arcola theatre, London. It was named as one of the 145 shows that defined theatre in 2016 by The Stage. 

"★★★★ “David Cameron should rush to see this politically charged Richard II … Clear, pacy and rich in sharply delineated performances” Daily Telegraph

"★★★★ “Tim Delap and Hermione Gulliford’s excellent performances are complimented by a very solid supporting cast, and an inventive set that renders Westminster as a tragic soap opera” British Theatre

"★★★★ An exciting, modern-day take on Shakespeare’s political drama” Everything Theatre

"A sharp, slick, modern-dress staging that mixes the concerns of Shakespeare’s play with the trappings of contemporary power” Financial Times

“Richard II finds a new resonance … cleanly focused” The Stage