Richard III
Drama

Almeida

Richard III

07 Jun 2016 - 06 Aug 2016

Pro reviewers rating
12 reviews

3.7 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

“Fiennes may be older than most modern-day Richards but he cuts more deeply... Restlessly exciting... an elastic modernity. ”

Matt Wolf (Arts Desk)

“Each line is new-minted, each thought seems to spring from the moment... a mesmeric, revelatory performance... See it if you can”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Fiennes is rather brilliant... speaks the verse with expert precision... Goold has assembled a strong cast... Redgrave does OK. ”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Compelling... The essential isolation of this intimidatory Richard is particularly marked... Hypnotic central performance. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Fiennes is chilling... his creepily eloquent speeches are masterpieces of twisted logic... his brutality is riveting... Powerful”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Fiennes is a masterly, transfixing Richard, while Redgrave curses with quiet conviction. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Fiennes revels in the part of a megalomaniac letting you into his world. ”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“An unusually sober reading that has momentary insights but which loses something of the play’s malign wit. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Fiennes’ twisted Richard only partially salvages a flat and occasionally ugly production.. Redgrave is disappointingly underused”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Fiennes’s performance lacks a fully distinctive edge... A terrific supporting cast... Redgrave’s presence is a marvel. ”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Subdued by the director's standards... Redgrave is frittered... A lot to chew on and think about, a great central performance.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Goold [chooses] to leach the ripe humour from the play and direct it as a bone-dry political drama. ”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

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