Antic Disposition have announced casting for its upcoming UK touring production of Richard III, touring from the 14th July.
Touring to six of England’s most historic cathedrals and London’s ancient Temple Church this summer, Antic Disposition have confirmed casting for Ben Horslen and John Risebero’s production.
The cast is set to include Toby Manley, Chris Courtenay, Charles Neville, William de Coverly ,Alex Hooper , Joe Eyre , Bryony Tebbutt, Jill Stanford, Louise Templeton, Jess Nesling and Robert Nairne.
The UK tour will include two special performances in Leicester Cathedral – the first production of Richard III to be performed in the building since the king’s remains were discovered buried under a nearby car park and reinterred in the Cathedral in 2015. The production will then visit Ely, Peterborough, Gloucester, Bristol and Salisbury Cathedrals.
The Wars 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.
After its tour, the production will conclude at the Temple Church in London for a run of fifteen performances, between 22nd August and the 9th September.
Antic Disposition’s production will feature designs by John Risebero, composer James Burrows and lighting by Tom Boucher.
For more information about the production visit: http://www.anticdisposition.co.uk/richard-iii-2017.html