Richard III
Drama

Arcola

Richard III

11 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017

£12.00 - £22.00

Pro reviewers rating
7 reviews

3.3 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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


King Edward is on the throne, and England is at peace. But don’t worry – it won’t be that way for long.

New production of Shakespeare’s gripping and outrageous tale of a ruthless, power-crazed misogynist who lies and cheats his way to the highest seat in the land.

Arcola [Fringe,Off West End]

“A magnetic central performance... [HIcks] has the rare capacity to make individual words signify a wealth of meaning.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Hicks: A performance of gripping intensity... a feral quality... Not a word is wasted in Ergen’s unfussy, uncut production.”

Theo Bosanquet (Time Out, What's On Stage)

“The focus is on the text, served with respect and energy by all: especially Hicks... He has Richard’s irresistible wicked vigour”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Unimaginative staging redeemed by Hicks' feral central performance... he successfully mines the text's rich vein of dark humour.”

Fergus Morgan (The Stage)

“Hicks' supple, detailed performance never tips into caricature... The rest of the production is rather plodding.”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

“For the playing of its central character and the clarity of verse-speaking across the cast, it is commendable.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“It’s hard to believe in Hicks’s villainous king, which makes this hesitantly staged production feel very long.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

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