Richard III

(Premiere 2016)
DIRECTOR Rupert Goold
THEATRE Almeida
THEATRE COMPANY Almeida
DESCRIPTION
Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (King Charles III, The Merchant of Venice, Medea) brings Shakespeare's most notorious villain to the Almeida Theatre with a cast that includes Ralph Fiennes as Richard and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret.
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Country: United Kingdom

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Mark Hadfield | Ratcliffe
Actor
Vanessa Redgrave | Queen Margret
Actor
Daniel Cerqueira | Catesby
Actor
Finbar Lynch | Duke of Buckingham
Actor
Susan Engel | Duchess of York
Actor
James Garnon | William, Lord Hastings
Actor
Ralph Fiennes | Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Actor
Aislín McGuckin | Queen Elizabeth
Actor
Lukas Rolfe | Prince Edward
Actor
Scott Handy | George, Duke of Clarence
Actor
Simon Coates | Bishop of Ely
Actor
David Annen | King Edward IV
Actor
Osman Baig | Supernumerary
Actor
Lev Levermore | Supernumerary
Actor
Tom Canton | Sir Robert Brakenbury
Actor
Joanna Vanderham | Lady Anne
Actor
Joseph Arkley | Earl Rivers
Actor
Joshua Riley | Marquess of Dorset
Actor
Joseph Mydell | Lord Stanley
Actor
Benedict Barker | Richard, Duke of York
Actor
Oliver Whitehouse | Richard, Duke of York
Actor
Baxter Westby | Prince Edward
Actor
Josh Collins | Supernumerary
Actor
Lucas Parish | Supernumerary
Actor

Creatives

Director | Rupert Goold
Playwright | William Shakespeare
Composer | Adam Cork
Set Designer | Hildegard Bechtler
Costume Designer | Jon Morrell
Lighting Designer | Jon Clark
Sound Designer | Adam Cork
Fight Director | Terry King
Make Up Artist | Ami Penfold
Hair Stylist | Ami Penfold
Hair Stylist | Gemma Hoff
Wig Supervisor | Gemma Hoff
Casting Director | Joyce Nettles
Assistant Designer | Luke Smith
Associate Sound Designer | Sheila Atim

Production

Assistant Stage Manager | Chris Carr
Deputy Wardrobe Supervisor | Jessica Houghton , Heather Bull
Wardrobe Manager | Eleanor Dolan
Deputy Stage Manager | Lorna Seymour
Stage Manager | Claire Sibley
Production Manager | James Crout
Deputy Production Manager | Aggi Agostino
Chief Technician | Jason Wescombe
Wardrobe Assistant | Ellen Rey de Castro
Costume Supervisor | Jemima Penny
Paint Crew | Kerry Jarrett
Lighting Technician | Robin Fisher
Sound technician | Andrew Josephs
Stage Crew | Owen Kerry
Carpenter | Gruff Carro
Costume Assistant | Daisy Bunyan
Set Builder | Miraculous Engineering
Dresser | Shaun Walters

PHOTOS

TRAILER

THEATRES

Almeida, 07/06/2016 - 06/08/2016

THEATRE COMPANIES

REVIEWS

'Ralph Fiennes portrays a nightmare monarch in all his brutality' 'This production’s nagging sense that political ambition is underpinned by falsehood resonates powerfully'
“Richard III is the ideal play for these post-facts times, where rhetoric is no longer anchored to reality and fear is the prevailing political currency. Across the pond a demagogue threatens to hijac ...
“can’t help but feel this play should have a bit more to say”
“it was impossible not to feel the links between past and present; the way moral ugliness can sometimes prevail”
“isn’t one of the great Richards”

STORYLINE

The crippled yet ruthlessly ambitious Richard is a wicked man, full of mischief, murder and betrayal, as he works his way up the ladder of royal power; Redgrave appears as a tortured, ageing and tragic Margaret of Anjou who is abused at his hands as a "withered hag" (delightful!). The steady stream of murder and lust for power lead to an epic confrontation on the battlefield at Bosworth, where his incredible hubris finally leaves him cold.