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Richard III – Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Lindsay Posner Designer: Lee Newby Reviewer: Ron Simpson In both Lindsay Posner’s contributions to the four-play Shakespeare season at York’s pop-up Elizabethan theatre, he opts for a radical and precise updating. However, while the 1932 Italy setting of Romeo and Juliet is integral to the production and offers a different angle on the play, the contemporary ...

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Richard III (a one-woman show) – Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow

Adaptation: Emily Carding and Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir from William Shakespeare Director:  Emily Carding and Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir Reviewer: Harriet Brace A Machiavellian masterpiece, Richard III is an epic tale of ambition, betrayal and bloodshed. Yet Brite Theater’s one-woman adaptation of the giant play brings the story to life in a way that’s intelligent, relatable, and brilliant. One of Shakespeare’s greatest successes, ...

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Richard III Redux OR Sara Beer (is/not) Richard III – Chapter, Cardiff

Director: Phillip Zarrilli Playwright: Kate O’Reilly Reviewer: Emily Pearce Sara Beer’s personality and incredulity at an unknowingly ignorant society shines through in this warm, but unpolished one-woman show. Shakespeare’s Richard III that was so famously portrayed by Oliver, McKellen and many others, gets a different kind of treatment by the articulate Sara Beer. Part biographical work, part analysis of a seemingly ...

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Richard III – Hull Truck Theatre

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Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Barrie Rutter Designer: Neil Murray Musical Director: Conrad Nelson Reviewer: Ron Simpson The staging of Richard III at Hull Truck resonates in several ways. It is produced in association with Hulls Year of Culture and Northern Broadsides as a Shakespearean contribution to Hull 2017 and a celebration of Broadsides’ 25th anniversary. Founded by one of Hull’s ...

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Richard III – Rosemary Branch Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sean Aydon Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Since the discovery of the body in the car park, Richard III seems to have become Shakespeare’s most performed play even over perennial favourites like Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There have been notable star-led versions including Sherlock colleagues Martin Freeman at the Trafalgar Studios and Benedict Cumberbatch for the ...

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Richard III, New Diorama Theatre, London

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Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Mark Leipacher Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   ‘Brother to brother / Blood to blood, self against self’. Richard III is one of the Bard’s bloodiest history plays with a controversial villain at its heart.The debateabout the true Richard was reignited recently when his remains were located in Leicestershire; some seeing Shakespeare’s play as nothing but unfounded slander ...

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Richard III – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Written by: William Shakespeare Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Rich Jevons West Yorkshire Playhouse’s autumn season opens with Associate Director Mark Rosenblatt and Associate Artist Reece Dinsdale rekindling their creative collaboration of last year’s Untold Stories. Richard III is a bizarre blend of history and tragedy that explores the quest for power in all its tyrannical ruthlessness, in a part that ...

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NEWS: RichardRocks parked until 2016

The Swedish producers behind the Richard III rock opera RichardRocks have postponed its London premiere to 2016. RichardRocks,with 35 original songs and a cast of 28, isinspired by Shakespeare’sRichardIIIand by Al Pacino’s 1996 film,Looking forRichard.It has music by Peter Robsahm, a book by Maria Robsahm. Peter Robsahm, who is also the producer, told The Public Reviews: "Our ambition is to ...

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