Event Type: Drama
RSC Richard III

DATE:
Tue 25 October

TIME:
7PM

PRICE:
£18, £10 under 16

DESCRIPTION:

The thrilling climax to Shakespeare’s first great history cycle.

Conscience is but a word that cowards use

 Young Richard of Gloucester uses the chaos of the Wars of the Roses to begin his unscrupulous climb to power. Despite being manifestly unfit to govern, he seizes the crown, as King Richard III. But how does he do it?

How do we let tyrants get away with it? How do they find their way to power? Why do we buy into it? And how can it be stopped? Richard III is a savagely comic analysis of the exercise of power. It reminds us both of the dangers of tyranny and of our duty not to let it go unchecked.

Directed by Gregory Doran and featuring Arthur Hughes  as Richard, this is the thrilling climax to Shakespeare’s first great history cycle.

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