Rehearsals have begun for Richard III, playing at Arcola Theatre on 11 May – 10 June.
King Edward is on the throne, and England is at peace. But don’t worry – it won’t be that way for long. Gripping and outrageous, Shakespeare’s Richard III is the tale of a ruthless, power-crazed misogynist who lies and cheats his way to the highest seat in the land.
“England hath long been mad and scarred herself.”
Following his celebrated performances as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks takes on the role of the tyrant king Richard. Hicks was nominated for the Best Actor Olivier Award, and won Best Shakespearian Performance at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, for playing the title role in Coriolanus at the Old Vic.
Richard III is directed by Mehmet Ergen. For more information and to book tickets, please see the website.
See below for some rehearsal images courtesy of Alex Brenner: