FIRST LOOK: Antic Disposition’s Richard III UK Tour

Antic Disposition's Richard III

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, … Read more

Cast announced for Arcola’s Richard III

Arcola Theatre Richard III

The full cast has been announced for the new production of Shakespeare’s Richard III starring Greg Hicks at the Arcola Theatre in London. Hicks, who is associate artist at the Royal Shakespeare Company, will take on the role of the tyrant king after acclaimed performances as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear for the RSC. He was nominated for the Best Actor Olivier Award and won Best Shakespearian Performance at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for the title role in Coriolanus at the Old Vic. He is returning to the Arcola having previously starred in two sold-out runs of Clarion, An Enemy of the People and The Kreutzer Sonata. Buckingham will be played by Peter Guinness who has recently been seen on TV in Lucky Man, Critical, Strike Back and DaVinci’s Demons. On stage he was in After Independence at the Arcola and played Claudius in Hamlet at Glasgow … Read more

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