An ambitious, manipulative, ruthless man, scheming to reach the height of power.

This retelling of one of Shakespeare’s most popular history plays does away with duels, grandly dressed nobles and pitched battles, taking us instead to the current seat of power in the United Kingdom: Westminster.

Combining a modern political setting with innovative technical elements and Shakespeare’s timeless prose, this fresh production will tell the old story of Richard III in a new way, connecting with those seeing the show for the first time and delighting abiding fans.

Richard III played at the Bridewell Theatre from 9-18 May 2024.