Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton
Dona Croll and Shobna Gulati
Ayesha Dharker and Indra Ové
Lourdes Faberes and Leila Farzad
Sarah Lam and Sarah Niles
Nicholle Cherrie and Rajha Shakiry
Dominique Le Gendre, Yarit Dor and Ingrid Pollard
Richard II cast.
Who are we as a Nation post-Empire and pre-Brexit, and how do we speak truth to power? Who made this country and how do we move forward together?
As we wrestle with questions of identity and ownership we turn to our greatest playwright to reflect on ‘This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England’.
Meet the cast of Richard II, opening 22 February 2019. Our production is staged by the first-ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage. Co-directed by Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton, Adjoa will also play the titular role.
Adjoa Andoh will play Richard II and co-direct
Lynette Linton will co-direct
Dona Croll will play John of Gaunt and the Duchess of York
Shobna Gulati will play the Duke of York
Ayesha Dharker will play Aumerle
Indra Ové will play Mowbray and Northumberland
Lourdes Faberes will play Bagot and Exton
Leila Farzad will play the Queen
Sarah Lam will play the Duchess of Gloucester and Gardener
Sarah Niles will play Bolingbroke
Nicholle Cherrie will play Percy, Green, and Ross
Rajha Shakiry will design
Dominique Le Gendre will compose
Yarit Dor will be Movement and Fight director
Ingrid Pollard, artist and photographer, will be photographing and documenting the production and its process