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Richard III, New Diorama Theatre, London

Richard III

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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Richard III – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Yvonne Murphy Reviewer: Jacqui Onions Everything about Omidaze’s production of Richard III attempts to be ground-breaking. An all-female cast creates a promenade performance taken out of the traditional setting and thrown into a strange world hidden in the roof void of the Wales Millennium Centre. So many breaks from tradition could have easily been a recipe ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week Beginning Monday 9th February 2015

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen before, a Scottish classic at the Citz and the Carôle King musical are all opening across the country this week. Kris Hallett shares his top picks of UK theatre Beautiful- Aldwych Theatre, London Having taken Broadway by storm this Carôle King biopic now opens in the West End with previews from Tuesday (10thFebruary). It could ...

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Richard III – St Paul’s Church,London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Daniel Winder Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There will be quite a few versions of Richard III in the coming months; since finding the body in the car-park last year, and now that the courts have decreed the he’ll be interred in Leicester, interest in Shakespeare’s play has increased. Sherlock colleagues Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch will both ...

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Richard III – Cockpit Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rae Mcken Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty How modern can a modern interpretation of Shakespeare be if the players dress in period costume and speak the original lines? To be clear, this isn’t to mean something along the lines of the atrocious film She’s the Man which was based on Twelfth Night, or even the reasonably decent 10 ...

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Richard III – Blue Elephant, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director and adaptation: Gavin Harrington-Odedra Reviewer: Ian Foster Lazarus Theatre’s reimagining of Shakespeare’s Richard III starts off in striking style in the Blue Elephant’s black box auditorium – a genteel drinks reception quickly turns into an all-out rave complete with glowsticks, from the midst of which Prince Plockey’s usurping monarch emerges to deliver “now is the winter ...

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