King Richard II

Play - Revival

Winter Garden Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 23, 1956
  • Closing Date: January 12, 1957
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 27

Playwright: William Shakespeare


The thoughtful but weak English King Richard II loses his throne to Henry Bolingbroke in William Shakespeare's play.


Opening Night Cast

Ronald Allen Lord Marshal
Claire Bloom in King Richard II Claire Bloom Queen to King Richard
Peter Bowles Ensemble
Jeremy Brett Duke of Aumerle
Graeme Campbell Ensemble
Keeper of the Prison
Juliet Cooke Lady attending on the Queen
Margaret Courtenay Lady attending on the Queen
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Opening Night Production Credits

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare Playwright
  Michael Benthall Director
  Leslie Hurry Scenic Design
  Leslie Hurry Costume Design
  Alfred Francis Administrative Director for the Old Vic Company
  Douglas Morris Tour Manager
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