Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present

Richard III

By William Shakespeare

Friday 25 October - Saturday 16 November

Main House - Tickets: £8.50 - £27.50

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Details

See the trailer

In this first major staging since the skeleton of Richard III was discovered, Shakespeare’s Richard plots, calculates and murders his way to the throne in one of the most chilling portrayals of political tyranny ever seen on stage.

The production explores the parallels between the devious Richard, who is full of paranoia, humour and irresistible charm, and our modern world of political monsters; men who have led campaigns of fear and oppression with seductive rhetoric and persuasiveness in the pursuit of absolute power.

Ian Bartholomew was a huge audience favourite here as Arturo Ui in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and we look forward to welcoming him back as he plays the murderous and power hungry Richard, in one of the greatest and most thrilling of Shakespeare’s roles.

Find out more

Richard III on Sky news

BBC East Midlands Today

Director Loveday Ingram and Professor Lin Foxhall talk to The Independent

Read Ian Bartholomew’s interview with the Nottingham Post

Ian Bartholomew, Director Loveday Ingram and Professor Lin Foxhall talk to BBC Radio 4 on their PM programme Available until Sunday 3 November. Skip to 23 minutes.

Praise for Ian Bartholomew in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui:

‘A superb performance’- The Times

‘…as close to theatrical perfection as anybody has a right to expect.’The Stage

Dig Deeper: Richard III

Dig Deeper is a series of fringe events designed to complement the main performance of Richard III. Click on the below links for more information.

Nobody Here Gets Out Alive; The Demonisation of Richard III

Richard III In History and Drama

The King Under the Car Park: The Search For The Last Known Resting Place Of King Richard III

Chronicle, Prophesy And The Tudor Myth Of Richard III

Understanding Richard III – A Psychologist’s Perspective

The King Richard III Centre: Death, Dynasty & Discovery

There will be a post-show discussion on Wednesday 30 October. This is free to attend.

There will also be an A-Level Masterclass on Thursday 31 October, 10am – 12pm. Tickets are £2.50. Please call the Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to book.

On Friday 8 November, our bi-monthly Page to Stage event will focus on Richard III.

Cast

Richard III Ian Bartholomew
Lady Anne / Mistress Shore Natalie Burt
Edward / Catesby Tim Chipping
Rivers / Brackenbury Jim Creighton
Clarence Charles Daish
Hastings Paul Greenwood
Dorset / Richmond Nyasha Hatendi
Murderer 1 / Ratcliffe Sean Jackson
Queen Elizabeth Siobhan McCarthy
Duchess of York Joan Moon
Murderer 2 / Lord Grey / Mayor Of London Sam Oatley
Stanley Paul Slack
Buckingham Milo Twomey

The Princes

Luke Aungles (Richard of York)
Nathan Bull (Edward, Prince of Wales)
Patrick Daunt (Richard of York)
Jake Dunn (Edward, Prince of Wales)
Oran McGuire (Richard of York)

Creative Team

Director Loveday Ingram
Designer Simon Higlett
Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan
Composer Steven Edis
Projection Designer William Simpson
Sound Designer Drew Baumohl
Fight Director Terry King
Wardrobe Supervisor Jane Temple
Assistant to the Director Rebecca Spaven

Tickets

Fri – Sat eve £10.50 – £27.50
Mon-Thu eve £9.50 – £25.50
Matinees £9.50 – £14
Previews £8.50 – £11
Schools £9

Supported by:

maber

Illustration by Simon Pemberton

Dates & Times

Richard III - Fri 25 Oct 7:30pm Fri 25 Oct Main House 7:30pm Hot Night £8.50 - £11
Richard III - Sat 26 Oct 7:30pm Sat 26 Oct Main House 7:30pm £8.50 - £11
Richard III - Mon 28 Oct 7:30pm Mon 28 Oct Main House 7:30pm Hot Night £8.50 - £11
Richard III - Tue 29 Oct 7:30pm Tue 29 Oct Main House 7:30pm Press Night £8.50 - £25.50
Richard III - Wed 30 Oct 7:30pm Wed 30 Oct Main House 7:30pm Post Show Talk £9.50 - £25.50
Richard III - Thu 31 Oct 1:30pm Thu 31 Oct Main House 1:30pm Hot Night £9.50 - £14
Richard III - Thu 31 Oct 7:30pm Thu 31 Oct Main House 7:30pm £9.50 - £25.50
Richard III - Fri 1 Nov 7:30pm Fri 1 Nov Main House 7:30pm £10.50 - £27.50
Richard III - Sat 2 Nov 1:30pm Sat 2 Nov Main House 1:30pm £9.50 - £14
Richard III - Sat 2 Nov 7:30pm Sat 2 Nov Main House 7:30pm £10.50 - £27.50
Richard III - Tue 5 Nov 1:30pm Tue 5 Nov Main House 1:30pm £9.50 - £14
Richard III - Tue 5 Nov 7:30pm Tue 5 Nov Main House 7:30pm £9.50 - £25.50
Richard III - Wed 6 Nov 7:30pm Wed 6 Nov Main House 7:30pm £9.50 - £25.50
Richard III - Thu 7 Nov 1:30pm Thu 7 Nov Main House 1:30pm £9.50 - £14
Richard III - Thu 7 Nov 7:30pm Thu 7 Nov Main House 7:30pm £9.50 - £25.50
Richard III - Fri 8 Nov 7:30pm Fri 8 Nov Main House 7:30pm £10.50 - £27.50
Richard III - Sat 9 Nov 1:30pm Sat 9 Nov Main House 1:30pm £9.50 - £14
Richard III - Sat 9 Nov 7:30pm Sat 9 Nov Main House 7:30pm £10.50 - £27.50
Richard III - Tue 12 Nov 1:30pm Tue 12 Nov Main House 1:30pm £9.50 - £14
Richard III - Tue 12 Nov 7:30pm Tue 12 Nov Main House 7:30pm £9.50 - £25.50
Richard III - Wed 13 Nov 7:30pm Wed 13 Nov Main House 7:30pm Audio Described Performance £9.50 - £25.50
Richard III - Thu 14 Nov 1:30pm Thu 14 Nov Main House 1:30pm £9.50 - £14
Richard III - Thu 14 Nov 7:30pm Thu 14 Nov Main House 7:30pm Captioned Performance £9.50 - £25.50
Richard III - Fri 15 Nov 7:30pm Fri 15 Nov Main House 7:30pm Sign Interpreted £10.50 - £27.50
Richard III - Sat 16 Nov 1:30pm Sat 16 Nov Main House 1:30pm £9.50 - £14
Richard III - Sat 16 Nov 7:30pm Sat 16 Nov Main House 7:30pm £10.50 - £27.50

Reviews

On our co-production of Richard III

A production for our times

The Stage

Good news for theatre lovers in and around the city, who should surely be flocking to it.

Nottingham Post

Incredible performance by Ian Bartholomew as Richard.

Leftlion

Nottingham Playhouse have done it again! … A strong, bold production.

Theatreworld

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