“A thousand flatterers sit within thy crown,
Whose compass is no bigger than thy head.”
Richard is King. Richard is King. Richard is King.
The frivolous young monarch is blinded by his own vanity, contentedly crippling the country to fund his hedonistic existence. Yet when the banished Bolingbroke returns and the nobles flee to support him, Richard watches on alone as his kingdom and kingship melt away.
The resplendent Emmanuel Chapel will be the setting for this celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, as the Marlowe Society presents an all-female production of one of his most poetic, beautiful and beloved history plays: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second.
The Marlowe Society is one of Cambridge’s oldest and most prestigious drama societies, responsible for sparking the careers of some of Britain’s greatest acting and directing talent: Sir Ian McKellen, Tilda Swinton, Sam Mendes and many more.