Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12:58AM Gilad Atzmon

Ashtar Theatre from Ramallah production of Shakespeare’s political play Richard II about dictators, regime fall and love.  Rave reviews and sell out performances in Palestine – now coming to London for two performances at The Shakespeare’s Globe

“the production probes the psyche of rulers doomed by the Arab Spring”

“Are you contented to resign the crown?” …”Yes, no. No, yes,” Richard stutters, igniting a roar of laughter from the audience too familiar with similar jibes aimed at Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh

Richard 2nd at the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre

Friday afternoon  4th May (2pm)

Saturday night 5th May  7pm

tickets & directions:

“We were amazed how deeply the play delves into the psychology of people and this moment in history,” said actress and producer Iman Aoun.

“It’s as if people and politicians don’t learn. …and it makes us realise how much the play resembles the present,” she said.