The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new
adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director
Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and
Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret.
War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward
is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother
Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to
seize his brother’s crown.
Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming
nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict.
Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold’s (Macbeth, King Charles
III) searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology
surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric
of British history.
Cast includes:David Annen, Joseph Arkley,Tom
Canton, Daniel Cerquiera, Simon Coates, Susan Engel, Ralph
Fiennes,James Garnon, Mark Hadfield, Scott
Handy, Finbar Lynch,Aislín McGuckin, Joseph
Mydell, Vanessa Redgrave, Joshua Riley, Joanna