The production will visit the Liverpool Playhouse from the 6th to the 22nd April, before travelling to the Rose Theatre in Kingston from the 26th April until the 13th May.
Rehearsal images have now been released for the upcoming new production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, directed by and starring Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury in Bridgerton) in the title role. This new revival is a co-production between the Rose Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres in association with Swinging The Lens.
As well as Adjoa Andoh, the production is set to star: Antonie Azor (Ratcliffe), Clive Brill (Hastings), Harry Clarke (Catesby), Sam Cox (Stanley), Josh Day (Dorset/Edward, Son of Clarence/Prince Edward/York(Puppet)/Captain Blunt), Daniel Hawksford (Brackenbury/Edward IV/Richmond), Liz Kettle (Queen Margaret), Joseph Kloska (Buckingham), Robin Morrissey (Rivers/Cardinal Bouchier/Oxford), Caroline Parker (Elizabeth, Duchess of York), Oliver Ryan (Clarence/Archbishop/Mayor/Norfolk), Rachel Sanders (Elizabeth Woodville), and Phoebe Shepherd (Lady Anne).
A tale of ambition and manipulation, Richard III charts the rise of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, as he deceives and murders anyone who stands in his path to becoming King.
Reflecting on her own childhood in rural England in the 1960s, Adjoa Andoh sets out to explore how pathologising the body and ascribing evil intent due to a person’s physical appearance can wear away at the soul.
Meanwhile, the creative team behind the production also includes: Yeofi Andoh (Composer & MD), Amelia Jane Hankin (Set Designer), Maybelle Laye (Costume Designer), Chris Davey (Lighting Designer), Benjamin Grant (Sound Designer), Jack Murphy (Movement Director), Sam Jones CDG (Casting Director), Harriett O’Grady (Assistant Director), Nicole
Alphonce (Assistant Movement Director & Fight Director), Mervyn Millar, Maia Kirkman-Richards and Tracy Waller for Significant Object (Puppetry), Jeannette Nelson (Voice Coach), Shereen Ibrahim (Dialect Coach) and Simon Trinder (Text Consultant). The production team includes Dan Rainsford (Production Manager), Fahmida Bahkt (Props Supervisor), and Jacqui Davis (Costume Supervisor). The Casting Director is Sam Jones CDG.
To book tickets for the Liverpool Playhouse run click here. To book tickets for the run at the Rose Theatre click here.