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Richard III

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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.

In their latest collaboration after the critically-acclaimed Clarion and An Enemy of the People, Arcola’s Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen directs RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks (Macbeth, Coriolanus, King Lear) as the tyrant King Richard III.

“I’ll have this crown of mine cut from my shoulders
Before I’ll see the crown so foul misplaced.”


Jane Bertish
Jim Bywater
Jamie de Courcey
Femi Elufowoju, jr
Annie Firbank
Peter Guinness
Greg Hicks
Mark Jax
Paul Kemp
Sara Powell
Georgina Rich
Matthew Sim
Samuel Billington-Farmer
Cameron Lane
Aidan Layton
Alex Leppard


William Shakespeare


Mehmet Ergen


Anthony Lamble

Lighting Design

David Howe

Sound Design

Dinah Mullen

Associate Costume Designer

Sarah June Mills

Assistant Director

Quentin Beroud

Assistant Director (Young People)

Bec Martin-Williams


Jack Gamble, Jonathan Powell


Kevin Wilson


Alex Brenner

A production by Arcola Theatre.


Best £22 (£19 conc, £17 previews)
Standard £20 (£17 conc, £15 previews)
Value £16 (£14 conc, £12 previews)
Restricted £12 (£10 previews)

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm.
Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 3pm.
No performances Sunday.

Preview pricing: 11 - 13 May
Press night: 15 May
Supporters' night: 12 May
Jeannie's Theatre Conversations: 20 May, 3pm
Relaxed performance: 20 May, 3pm

Pay What You Can Tuesdays – limited allocation of tickets available in person, each Tuesday from 6pm. More info »
Group /school rates (for 10+ people) available. Contact Box Office »

This production contains:
Scenes of a sexual nature
Drug use
Loud noises