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Richard III by William Shakespeare


About the show

In an alternate time-line the climax of the Wars of the Roses coincided with the nadir of trench warfare. The victorious Yorkist commander, the Duke of Gloucester decides that supporting her sibling's claim to the throne is no longer good enough. She sets out to eliminate all her competition and wear the garland of the realm. However, her success awakens Lancastrian revanchism and the Earl of Richmond leads an invasion force to take back this noble isle.

As Europe commemorates 100 years since WWI The Company transplants William Shakespeare's biggest villain to 1917. Following the lead of a number of recent high profile Shakespeare productions Richard and a number of other parts have been gender-swapped.


King Richard IIISabrina Celia Senior
BuckinghamAlice Schofield
Queen ElizabethMandy Sims
RatcliffeJohn Ansari
Lady AnneJamie Morgan
CatesbyShannon Stockley
HastingsAmy Gunn
Queen MargaretCarol Bell
ClarenceMicheal Dempsey
StanleyDaniel Wild
LovelPhil Lloyd
RiversEmma Portus
RichmondJessica Warren
Duchess Of YorkIan Gibbard
BrackenburyRobert Beard
TyrrelCharlotte Creasey
Lord MayorAlex Moore
NorfolkNeil Sullivan
King Edward IVJonathan Bedford
Bishop Of ElyMicheal Dempsey
BluntJoe Otten
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