Following the success of their production of Henry V, Antic Disposition will present William Shakespeare’s Richard III at six cathedrals around the UK and at London’s historic Temple Church. We are pleased to bring you these first look production photos of this historic drama.
The War of the Roses are over and King Edward IV rules England. But his brother, Richard, is in no mood to celebrate. With murder, deceit and dark humour as his weapons, Richard overcomes friends and foes alike to seize the crown. But as the body count rises, he soon learns that a throne founded on blood offers little security.
Joining Antic Disposition for the first time, Toby Manley (Alice’s Adventures Underground; Look Left Look Right’s The Caravan; Early Days at the Finborough) will take on the principal role of Richard III in this darkly comic drama. The cast also includes Antic Disposition regulars Chris Courtenay, William de Coverly, Alex Hooper, Charles Neville, Jill Stanford, Louise Templeton and Bryony Tebbutt, alongside company newcomers Joe Eyre, Robert Nairne and Jess Nesling.
Richard III will be directed by Ben Horslen and John Risebero, designed by John Risebero, composed by James Burrows and with lighting by Tom Boucher.