The Life and Death of Puppet King Richard II
I wasted time, now doth time waste me…
Ex-King Richard faces a big reckoning in a little cell. The golden boy is tarnished, and alone. He can’t stop crying or talking, or playing. How could it come to this, these ragged prison walls? His nails are ruined. A brilliant career rewinds: good voices, bad choices, gilded loam and painted clay – was it all a show? Who was pulling his strings? And if the King isn’t in charge – who is?
Gregory Gudgeon (The Lion King, Shakespeare’s Globe, RSC & Prague Shakespeare Co.) plays the King that rebelled, with puppets, objects and very special guests.
“An astonishing staging: thrilling and mesmerising.” – Guy Roberts, Artistic Director Prague Shakespeare Co.
“Highly original, a compelling and absorbing show which really tugs at the heartstrings. A highlight of the PSC400 season.” – HE Jan Thompson OBE, UK Ambassador to Czech Republic.
“Brilliant. You will want to be in this show. In fact you might be.” – Steve Gove, Founder and Director Prague Fringe Festival.
On at the Cave, Onca Gallery, Brighton from 5 – 27 May 2017
14 St George’s Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB.