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Richard III

Richard III

Think House of Cards, as Shakespeare’s darkest, funniest, thriller rips across our stage. Read more …

Three royal brothers, alike in every way but one - only the eldest can wear the crown. A shame for Edward and Clarence then, that their brother, Richard, is youngest… It’s time for them to stand aside, or face the consequences. Richard is on his way up.

Richard is scourge, trail-blazer, and finally king, in this darkly funny, twisted political thriller about grabbing power no matter what the cost. Why be good when being bad is, quite simply, so much fun?

The critical consensus

A bold, fast-moving production of Shakespeare’s tale of jealousy, murder and destruction.

****(*)Joy Watters, Across the Arts

Perth Theatre’s Richard III is a stripped-back but highly-stylised rendition of a classic historical play. The focus placed on the characters and dialogue, paired with the interesting take on costume and staging, makes for an impressive piece of theatre.

****(*)Emily Christie, The Wee Review, 25/03/2018

Lu Kemp has created yet another riveting production which pleases the eye as much as the ear.

Peter Callaghan, Review Sphere, 24/03/2018

he story of Richard’s relentless rise – and eventual fall – has never seemed more timely; or more like a play for today, for Scotland and the world.

****(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 24/03/2018

A precise, polished production.

****(*)Allan Radcliffe, 28/03/2018

Bristles with nice ideas and strong performances, but never quite achieves a consistent aesthetic.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 08/04/2018

Features about Richard III

Joseph Arkley--Richard III

Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 15/03/2018

Where and when?

Perth Theatre, Perth from Saturday March 17, 2018, until Saturday March 31, 2018. More info:

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