Shake Alive 2016

Richard II – Wellington

Date: 23/08/2016
Category: Theatre Companies – Professional

The play follows King Richard who, believing himself to be appointed by God, makes increasingly damaging decisions to the realm, creating large social unrest. When Richard seizes the lands of John of Gaunt right after his passing, Gaunt’s son Bolingbroke wages a rebellion against the king. Richard finds his divine right challenged, and, seeking aid from his allies, discovers dissent from even his most trusted advisors.
Directed by James Cain (SGCNZ YSC 2010)

Performed by Hayden Frost, Maggie White (SGCNZ YSC 2010), Patrick Davies, Brianne Kerr (SGCNZ NSSP 1998), Mouce Young, Stevie Hancox-Monk (SGCNZ YSC 2012), Michael Trigg (SGCNZ YSC 2008), Andrew Goddard, Diesel McGrath, Matthew Staijen-Leach (SGCNY YSC 2014), Kelly Moen and David Bowers-Mason (SGCNZ NSSP 2011).