Antic Disposition’s production of Shakespeare’s tragedy is currently on a UK tour of six of England’s most historic cathedrals and production images have been released…
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.
Following its UK cathedral tour, Antic Disposition’s production will then visit London’s Temple Church from the 22nd August until the 9th September.
The production stars Toby Manley (Alice’s Adventures Underground; Look Left Look Right’s The Caravan; Early Days at the Finborough) as Richard III, Chris Courtenay, William de Coverly, Alex Hooper, Charles Neville, Jill Stanford, Louise Templeton and Bryony Tebbutt, alongside company newcomers Joe Eyre, Robert Nairne and Jess Nesling.
Richard III is directed by Ben Horslen and John Risebero, designed by John Risebero and lighting design by Tom Boucher.
The dates for the production includes:
21st – 22nd July Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire
24th – 25th July Bristol Cathedral, Bristol
27th – 28th July Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire
22nd August – 9th September Temple Church, London
Antic Disposition was founded by director Ben Horslen and director/designer John Risebero and best known for presenting innovative and visually striking productions of classic plays and stories in spectacular historic buildings. Previous productions include A Christmas Carol in Middle Temple Hall, The Comedy of Errors in Gray’s Inn Hall and Henry V.
To find out more about Antic Disposition’s Richard III visit: http://www.anticdisposition.co.uk/richard-iii-2017.html