Almeida Live: Richard III
Posted 19 July 2016 about Almeida Live: Richard III.
Thursday 21 July from 6:45pm
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