By William Shakespeare
Directed By Rupert Goold
£10 - £30 (7 - 13 Jun)
£10 - £38 (15 - 18 Jun & 1 - 23 Jul)
£10 - £48 (20 - 30 Jun & 25 Jul - 6 Aug)
A peaceful England. Family. Small children. But obstacles can be overcome.
Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (King Charles III, The Merchant of Venice, Medea) brings Shakespeare's most notorious villain to the Almeida Theatre with a cast that includes Ralph Fiennes as Richard and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret.
Ralph Fiennes as Richard III photographed by Miles Aldridge.
Photography by Miles Aldridge, Body Harness by Slim Barrett, Set Design by Vincent Olivieri @ Magnet, Styling by Nick Royal, Hair by Asashi @ Caren, Make up by Isamaya Ffrench @ Streeters, Production by Lucy Watson Productions, Photographed at Spring Studios
Rehearsal photography by Miles Aldridge.
Previews Tue 7 - Wed 15 Jun
Press Night 7pm Thurs 16 Jun
Saturday matinees 1.30pm from 18 Jun
Wednesday matinees 1.30pm 22 Jun, 29 Jun 6,13, 27 Jul & 3 Aug
Mon 11 Jul
Post-show discussion with members of the Richard III company. With live speech-to-text transcription by Stagetext. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Mon 4 Jul
Pre-show talk at 6.20pm in the auditorium
Audio Described Performances
Sat 23 Jul 1.30pm
(Touch Tour 11.15am)
Fri 29 Jul 7pm
(Touch Tour 5.30pm)
Mon 11 Jul 7pm
£60 Champagne Pol Roger Package
Top-price seat, pre-show glass of Pol Roger Brut Reserve* souvenir programme and poster
*soft drink alternative available
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Tue 7 - Mon 13 Jun
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £23 for the opening performances* of each production
If you are aged 29 or under you can book best available seats for £19 for Monday performances. To book online select the UNDER30 price type on the seating plan. Proof of age will be required when collecting tickets.
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For the Almeida: Measure For Measure; Judgment Day
Theatre includes:For Services Rendered (Chichester Festival Theatre); Macbeth (MIF/Park Avenue Armory); The Master and Margarita; A Disappearing Number (Complicite); Ah, Wilderness!; Fireface; My Dad's A Birdman (Young Vic); The Cement Garden (Vault Festival); Drawing The Line (Hampstead); Henry VIII (RSC Complete Works); Chains of Dew (Orange Tree); Guantanamo (Tricycle Theatre/New Ambassadors); After Mrs. Rochester (Shared Experience / Duke of York’s); The Good Actor; Here’s What I Did With My Body One Day; London/My Lover; Utter (lightwork).
Television includes: Maigret Sets a Trap; World War Three: Inside The War Room; Coalition; An Adventure In Space And Time; Shetland; Call The Midwife; The Taking of Prince Harry; Prisoners’ Wives; Midsomer Murders; Lennon Naked; The Last Days of Lehman Brothers; EastEnders; Criminal Justice; The Chatterley Affair.
Film includes: Mad To Be Normal; Absolutely Anything; Believe; The West Wittering Affair.
★★★★ Ralph Fiennes is riveting
★★★★ Vividly... enfolds past and present. A hypnotic central performance
★★★★ Resonates powerfully. Fiennes is chilling... Vanessa Redgrave brings an unexpeceted gentleness to Queen Margaret
★★★★ Seldom fails to ring topical bells
★★★★★ A restlessly exciting evening... electrifying
★★★★ Rupert Goold's sleek, dark production... this bleak, bitter reading powerfully suggests that ugly times breed ugly minds
★★★★ Ralph Fiennes is a masterly, transfixing Richard
★★★★★ Breathtaking... Fiennes, in one of the theatrical performances of the year, is pure, dripping malevolence
★★★★ Fiennes finds new sense in the old words... a mesmeric, revelatory performance
A polished interpretation with uncomfortable contemporary resonance
The Hollywood Reporter
Mail on Sunday
The running time is approximately 3 hours and 10 minutes including one interval of 20 minutes. Pre-order a hamper with snacks to enjoy in the interval here.
This production contains haze, gun shots, executions and sexual violence.
Direction Rupert Goold
Set Hildegard Bechtler
Costume Jon Morrell
Lighting Jon Clark
Composition and Sound Adam Cork
Fight Direction Terry King
Casting Joyce Nettles
Resident Director Emma Butler
Costume Supervision Jemima Penny
Movement Direction Anna Morrissey
Sound Associate Sheila Atim
Design Assistant Luke Smith