Mark Rylance takes to the London stage as Shakespeare’s dastardly monarch, Richard III, in a production first seen at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is determined that he should be crowned King Richard III. After disposing of one king and that king’s son, he has the small matter of two credulous brothers and two helpless nephews to deal with before he can have his way. Woe betide anyone who raises so much as a whisper against him.
Olivier Award winner Rylance plays Shakespeare’s charismatic, self-delighting villain in this all-make production that uses original practices, exploring the clothing, music, dance and settings possible around 1593.
Rylance, who ran Shakespeare’s Globe for a decade and was last seen leading the cast of the multi-award-winning Jerusalem, is joined in Richard III by one of his Jerusalem co-stars, recording artist and actor Johnny Flynn, along with former The History Boys and Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead star Samuel Barnett.
cast: Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett, Johnny Flynn, Liam Brennan, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Colin Hurley
director: Tim Carroll
music by: Claire van Kampen
producer: Sonia Friedman Productions in association with Shakespeare Road, 1001 Nights and Tulchin/ Bartner Productions
designer: Jenny Tiramani
Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 7EZ
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