RICHARD III

10 - 25 FEBRUARY 2012

Richard III

"a truly invigorating experience"
The Public Reviews

 

The start of Olympic year saw us tackle our first of Shakespeare’s history plays – Richard III. Director Caroline Devlin and Designer Neil Irish embraced the drama of the 15th century The Wars of the Roses with a modern grunge element – fur coats and jewellery with debauched revelling clashed with crowns, swords and gauntlets.

Our staging in Holy Trinity Church saw our largest installation to date with flying gantries over the choir stalls and set of steps leading up to the pulpit/throne that bled. The final climactic Battle of Bosworth took place in and around the audience as well as on stage.

We also had a visit from best-selling historian Alison Weir who gave a post-matinee talk about Richard and the Princes in the Tower.

 

"brilliantly inventive and superbly effective" British Theatre Guide

"chilling” The Shakespeare Revue

 

COMPANY

RICHARD Timothy Allsop

KING EDWARD IV/SIR WILLIAM CATESBY/BRACKENBURY Robert Maskell

PRINCE EDWARD Oliver Church

DUKE OF YORK Annabel Brook

DUKE OF CLARENCE/LORD STANLEY Matt Pinches

LORD HASTINGS/JAMES TYRELL/SIR JAMES BLUNT James Sobol Kelly

DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM James Chalmers

LORD MAYOR/LORD RIVERS/EARL OF RICHMOND Ben Ashton

QUEEN ELIZABETH Johanne Murdock

LORD GREY Kieran E. Sims

MARQUIS OF DORSET Joe Sanders

SIR THOMAS VAUGHAN George Naylor

QUEEN MARGARET Paddy Glynn

LADY ANNE Augustina Seymour

 

2 MURDERERS

Ben Ashton, James Sobol Kelly

 

ENSEMBLE

Louise Best, Fiona Cuskelly, Claudia Knight,

George Naylor, Joe Sanders, Kieran E.Sims

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Caroline Devlin

Designer Neil Irish

Lighting Designer Declan Randall

Sound Designer Matt Eaton

Fight Director Philip d’Orléans

Movement Director Aidan Treays

Verse & Vocal Coach Sarah Stephenson

Assistant Designer Sarah Bacon

Production Manager Olivia Dermott-Walsh

DSM Beth Sweeney

ASM Genna Hill

Producer Sarah Gobran

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