After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history. Richard was not born to be a king, but he’s set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence – and he’s killing it.Yet, behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved.
“What do I fear? Myself?”
Tom Mothersdale (The Glass Menagerie, Cleansed, John) returns to Headlong to play Shakespeare’s iconic villain in a revelatory new production. Director John Haidar (Headlong Associate Artist) brings this classic East Midlands story to life on the Royal Stage with design by Chiara Stephenson (Glengarry Glen Ross) lighting by Elliot Griggs (Wild Duck) and sound by George Dennis (Brave New World).
There will be a post-show talk on Tue 21 MayClick to read the Richard III Rehearsal Blog
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A ROYAL & DERNGATE, HEADLONG, ALEXANDRA PALACE AND BRISTOL OLD VIC WITH OXFORD PLAYHOUSE PRODUCTION
See what audiences have been saying about Richard III.
Creating Richard III
The cast and creative team discuss creating the production.
Rehearsal Photography by Marc Brenner
Exploring Richard III
|Age:||Recommended for ages 11+, at parents' discretion. Contains themes of a violent and sexual nature.|
- Audio Described
- Pre-show Touch Tour
“MOTHERSDALE RULES THE STAGE”
“A SUPERB PERFORMANCE”
“SHARP AND INTELLIGENT”
“A GREAT DRAMATIC ACHIEVEMENT”
DUCHESS OF YORK
COSTUME & DESIGNER
SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER