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Image from Richard II, Lefevre/Hicks, Young Vic, February 1981
Image from Richard II, Lefevre/Hicks, Young Vic, February 1981
Image from Richard II, Lefevre/Hicks, Young Vic, February 1981
Image from Richard II, Lefevre/Hicks, Young Vic, February 1981
Performance Details - Richard II
Lefevre/Hicks, Young Vic, February 1981
"There is no doubt from the first sight of the dark pit surrounded by an equally sombre sloping stage fading away into the darkness and an iron balcony, that Robin Lefevre's production of Richard II for the Young Vic is a conspiratorial affair based on plotting and intrigue rather than monarchial display...Fourteenth century colour and light are now transposed to a bleak world of frock-coated elder statesmen, court officials booted and darkly uniformed, with Richard's queen dressed symbolically in red." Francis King, Sunday Telegraph 1.3.81
Opening Date: 25 February 1981
Theatre: Young Vic
Theatre Company: Young Vic
 
 
Cast - Richard II
Joanna Wake Duchess of Gloucester
Judy Campbell Duchess of York
Barry Evans Duke of Aumerle
John Warner Earl of Northumberland
Donald Eccles Earl of Salisbury
Clifford Rose Edmund of Langley
Stuart Wilson Henry Bolingbroke
Tom Marshall Henry Percy
Robert Eddison John of Gaunt/Bishop of Carlyle
Lynda Bellingham Queen
Nickolas Grace Richard II
Michael Rodden Sir Henry Green/Lord Fitzwater
Andrew Wheaton Sir John Bagot
Tim Thomas Sir John Bushy/Abbot of Westminster
Tim Seely Sir Pierce of Exton
Anthony May Thomas Mowbrey
Duke of York cast
Graham Hicks designer
Robin Lefevre director
Ian McKay fights
John B. Read lighting
William Shakespeare playwright

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