King Richard II

William Shakespeare

for the 1959/1960 season at the Old Vic Theatre, London
First performance: 17th November 1959

Directed by Val May
Costumes and Decor by Richard Negri
Lighting by Richard Pilbrow
Music composed by Peter Maxwell Davies


King Richard the Second - John Justin
John of Gaunt - Robert Harris
Edmund, Duke of York - Walter Hudd
Henry Bolingbroke - George Baker
Duke of Aumerle - John Stride
Thomas Mowbray - John Woodvine
Earl of Salisbury - John Gay
Lord Scrupe of Berkeley - Norman Scace
Bushy - Jeremy Kemp
Bagot - Dyson Lovell
Green - Michael Danvers-Walker
Earl of Northumberland - Joss Ackland
Henry Percy - Jeffry Wickham
Lord Ross - David King
Lord Willoughby - Charles West

John Moffatt - Bishop of Carlisle
George Little - Abbot of Westminster
John Woodvine - Sir Pierce of Exton
Paul Harris - Lord Marshal
Gerald James - Captain of a band of Welshmen
William McAllister - Herald to Bolingbroke
Stephen Moore - Herald to Mowbray
Gerald James, Peter Hodgson - Gardeners
George Little - Servant to the Duke of York
Peter Ellis - Servant to Sir Pierce of Exton
Gordon Gardener - A Groom
Roderick Horn - A Keeper
Maggie Smith - Queen to King Richard
Rosalind Atkinson - Duchess of Gloucester
Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Davina Beswick, Pinkie
Johnstone - Ladies attending on the Queen

Attendants, Soldiers, Monks, etc. - Michael Danvers-Walker, Peter Ellis,
Gordon Gardener, Roger Grainger, Peter Hodgson, Roderick Horn, Jeremy Kemp,
Dyson Lovell, William McAllister, Stephen Moore, Martin Redpath

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