The first images of Greg Hicks and the cast of Richard III in rehearsals have been released before it opens for previews at the Arcola Theatre from the 11th May. 

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(c) Alex Brenner. 

King Edward is on the throne, and England is at peace. But don’t worry – it won’t be that way for long.Gripping and outrageous, Shakespeare’s Richard III is the tale of a ruthless, power-crazed misogynist who lies and cheats his way to the highest seat in the land.

Directed by Arcola Theatre’s Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen, Greg Hicks takes on the title role in Shakespeare’s tragic thriller. Hicks has been acclaimed for his performances as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Now he comes to the Arcola Theatre to play one of the last major Shakespeare characters  he has yet to play.

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(c) Alex Brenner. 

The cast for the production will also include: Jane Bertish (Margaret),Jim Bywater (King Edward/Lord Mayor), Jamie de Courcey (Keeper/Richmond),Femi Elufowoju Jr (Rivers) ,Annie Firbank (Duchess of York), Peter Guinness (Buckingham), Mark Jax (Hastings/Ratcliffe), Paul Kemp (Clarence/Stanley),Sara Powell (Queen Elizabeth), Georgina Rich (Lady Anne) and Matthew Sim (Catesby).

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(c)Alex Brenner.  

The creative team for this new production of Richard III will include designs by Anthony Lamble, lighting by David Howe and sound by Dinah Mullen.

Richard III will play at the Arcola Theatre from the 11th May until the 10th June. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.arcolatheatre.com/event/richard-iii/

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