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Review: Richard III

Review: Richard III

Guest Review by Matthew Richardson.


Continuing in their “glorious summer of performances”, directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero bring Shakespeare’s historical play, Richard III, to Temple Church, London. The traverse stage set-up, with the audience sitting on pews either side of the central performance aisle, allows for a quirky and interesting experience but is ultimately detrimental. Despite a number of innovative stage movements and a remarkable proximity to the stage, the cast too often have their backs to a section of the audience and there is a high degree of head turning as you switch attention between characters at either end.

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Images: Richard III In-Rehearsal

Images: Richard III In-Rehearsal

This summer, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition present a thrilling new production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, which will be staged in six of England’s most historic cathedrals and London’s ancient Temple Church.

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News: Cast announcement for Richard III in his burial place

News: Cast announcement for Richard III in his burial place

This summer, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition present a thrilling new production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, which will be staged in six of England’s most historic cathedrals and London’s ancient Temple Church this summer.

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 Review: Richard III

 Review: Richard III

All the kings are dead; all the heirs are gone too – this is a particularly bloody time in royal history. It all centres around Richard III (Greg Hicks), the Machiavellian hunchback that lets no-one stop him take the crown for himself, albeit for an all too brief time of two years. Richard is known to many as the hunchback, the king with such obvious deformity as does not befit his status.

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