Young Richard of Gloucester uses the chaos of the Wars of the Roses to begin his unscrupulous climb to power in this classic Shakespearean history of a king in the throes of jealousy and murder.
Despite being manifestly unfit to govern, he overcomes each obstacle in his way to seize the crown, as King Richard III. But as those around him turn against him, and as his plans begin to unravel, where else can he turn as the Lancastrian opposition returns to drag the country into battle once more and put an end to Richard’s tyrannical rule. Richard III is a savagely comic analysis of the exercise of power, reminding us of the dangers of tyranny and our duty not to let it go unchecked.
You can watch the official trailer here
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.
Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.
For booking information please go here.
Director: Gregory Doran
Designer: Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting: Matt Daw
Music: Paul Englishby
Sound: Claire Windsor
Movement: Siân Williams
Fights: Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown
Video: Leo Flint
Associate Director: Aaron Parsons
Richard III: Arthur Hughes
Buckingham: Jamie Wilkes
Edward IV: Ashley D Gayle
Clarence: Ben Hall
Elizabeth: Kirsty Bushell
Anne: Rosie Sheehy