07 Jun 2016 - 06 Aug 2016

Richard III

By William Shakespeare

Directed By Rupert Goold

Tickets
£10 - £30 (7 - 13 Jun)
£10 - £38 (15 - 18 Jun & 1 - 23 Jul) 
£10 - £48 (20 - 30 Jun & 25 Jul - 6 Aug) 


production information

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. 

Dates & Tickets

Previews Tue 7 - Wed 15 Jun
Press Night 7pm Thurs 16 Jun 

Evenings 7pm
Saturday matinees 1.30pm from 18 Jun
Wednesday matinees 1.30pm 22 Jun, 29 Jun 6,13, 27 Jul & 3 Aug

Talkback
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. 

Supporters' Evening
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)

Captioned Performance
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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Islington First 
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 

Under 30s
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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David Annen

King Edward IV / James Tyrrel / Sir James Blunt

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.

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★★★★ Ralph Fiennes is riveting 

The Times

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★★★★ Vividly... enfolds past and present. A hypnotic central performance

The Independent

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★★★★ Resonates powerfully. Fiennes is chilling... Vanessa Redgrave brings an unexpeceted gentleness to Queen Margaret

Evening Standard

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★★★★ Seldom fails to ring topical bells

Daily Mail

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★★★★★ A restlessly exciting evening... electrifying

The ArtsDesk

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★★★★ Rupert Goold's sleek, dark production... this bleak, bitter reading powerfully suggests that ugly times breed ugly minds

Financial Times

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★★★★ Ralph Fiennes is a masterly, transfixing Richard

Observer

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★★★★★ Breathtaking...  Fiennes, in one of the theatrical performances of the year, is pure, dripping malevolence

City AM

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★★★★ Fiennes finds new sense in the old words... a mesmeric, revelatory performance

WhatsOnStage

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A polished interpretation with uncomfortable contemporary resonance

The Hollywood Reporter

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★★★★ Thrilling

Mail on Sunday

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Additional information

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.

 

Cast & Creatives

Cast
David Annen
Joseph Arkley
Tom Canton
Daniel Cerqueira 
Simon Coates
Susan Engel
Ralph Fiennes
James Garnon
Mark Hadfield
Scott Handy
Finbar Lynch
Aislín McGuckin
Joseph Mydell
Vanessa Redgrave
Joshua Riley
Joanna Vanderham
Benedict Barker
Lukas Rolfe
Baxter Westby 
Oliver Whitehouse

Ensemble
Osman Baig
Josh Collins
Lev Levermore
Lucas Parish

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 

Interval hamper

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