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 (MacbethKing 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 AnnenJoseph Arkley,Tom CantonDaniel Cerquiera, Simon Coates, Susan Engel, Ralph Fiennes,James Garnon, Mark HadfieldScott HandyFinbar Lynch,Aislín McGuckin, Joseph MydellVanessa Redgrave, Joshua Riley, Joanna Vanderham

Jane Woodason

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