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Richard III Post-show Q&A

After the performance on Wed 1 May there will be a post-show Q&A with the cast & creative team.

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“What do I fear? Myself?”

After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history.

Richard was not born to be a king, but he’s set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence – and he’s killing it.

Yet, behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved.

★★★★
“A superb performance, from a star in the making.”
“Haidar’s quicksilver production…stylishly staged’’
 – The Stage

★★★★
“Mothersdale rules the stage”
“The focus on the man – including his vulnerabilities – is illuminating”
 – The Times (behind paywall)

★★★★
Tom Mothersdale‘s murderous monarch reigns in Headlong’s thrilling production”
Time Out

★★★★
“Twisted King Richard III reigns supreme”

“Sharp, intelligent… a speedy, focused, modern retelling from Headlong”
“An intimate portrait of a psychopath’s mental breakdown”
The Metro

★★★★
“Triumphant… a heart-stopping Richard III with a leading man to match”
– The Upcoming

★★★★
“An excellent production that fully exploits the dark humour of this extraordinary play… a great dramatic achievement”

– Londontheatre.co.uk

★★★★
“Thrilling and dynamic”
The Londonist

★★★★
“Electric and unnerving for an audience to behold”
– Bristol Post

“Tom Mothersdale hypnotises as the unhinged overlord”
The Guardian

“A propulsive, compelling evening”
– The
Telegraph

“Mothersdale is such a commanding actor, and this is one of those performances for which critics like to reserve words like ‘bravura’, ‘powerhouse’, and ‘tour-de-force’.” – Exeunt

Go behind the scenes of the production courtesy of The Guardian, and read five reasons to see the production courtesy of What’s On Stage.

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