Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave star in Rupert Goold’s production of Shakespeare’s play about  the notorious villain. But how have critics reacted to the production? 

Photograph: Miles Aldridge.

The Guardian: *** Michael Billington found that: “While Goold’s production drives the action forward, the references to Richard’s disinterment, which bookend the evening, strike me as a red herring.”

The Telegraph: *** Dominic Cavendish wrote: “Even if, finally, the evening has the feel of an also-ran event, useful but not essential, Redgrave’s presence is a marvel in its own right.”

The Independent:**** Paul Taylor commented: “The production is perhaps a tad slow and unvaryingly paced, but it never loses its grip.”

WhatsOnStage: **** Sarah Crompton summed the production up saying: “Its dark anger is compelling, making the voices of the past speak loudly from the grave.”

Daily Mail: **** Quentin Letts said: “Ralph Fiennes is rather brilliant in the title role.”

The Upcoming:**** “an intense experience offering quality and brilliance in every department.”

British Theatre Guide: “those lucky enough to get in will enjoy a striking production and potentially award-winning performance from Ralph Fiennes who rises to the occasion as to the manner born.”

Evening Standard:**** Henry Hitchings wrote: “Rupert Goold’s interpretation, which is satisfyingly clear even if at times slow-moving.”

Richard III appears at the Almeida Theatre until the 6th August. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.almeida.co.uk/whats-on/richard-iii/7-jun-2016-6-aug-2016


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