King Richard exiles his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, the son of the powerful but ailing nobleman, John of Gaunt. When Gaunt dies and the king seizes his lands, the son returns to his homeland. But Bolingbroke's ambitions extend beyond his family's property. He seeks nothing less than Richard's crown and all of England. In this production Richard is played by Rupert Graves, and Bolingbroke, by Julian Glover. The role of Queen Isabel falls to Saira Todd.