This show is part of Collected Works 2017
6–15 April 2017
“NOW IS THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT MADE GLORIOUS SUMMER BY THIS SUN OF YORK” ACT I SC I
RICHARD IS HIDEOUS. AND RICHARD WAS BORN KNOWING THAT HE WOULD ONE DAY BE A RULER.
His hunchbacked deformity masks his seething malevolence. His brutal mind breeds brutal times when not even children are safe.
Award-winning actor Kate Mulvany (The Literati and Tartuffe) will embody one of the most ambitious and gleefully amoral villians ever written. First performed around 1593, Richard 3 is the portrait of a Machiavellian psychopath, a cold-blooded and dastardly manipulator who slaughters his family, marries his victim’s widow and eventually betrays his allies, all in his quest to become king.
Peter Evans, Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare, continues to daringly reimagine Shakespeare’s works with a boldness and unexpectedness that will leave audiences breathless. The blood-soaked and naked ambition of Richard 3, who leaves scores dead and only the ghosts to whisper the truth, will be a truly thrilling night at the theatre. This dark and visceral production is not to be missed.
★★★★½ “Kate Mulvany juggles charming wit and cunning ruthlessness in a visceral performance as the “bunch-back’d” king.” – LIMELIGHT
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Preview Thursday 6 April, 7.30pm
Gala Opening Friday 7 April, 7.30pm
Saturday 8 April, 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 9 April, 4pm
Tuesday 11 April, 6.30pm
Wednesday 12 April, 6.30pm
Thursday 13 April, 7.30pm
Saturday 15 April, 2pm & 7.30pm
MOVEMENT / FIGHT DIRECTOR
156 minutes including interval.
Show contains fog / haze effects, strobe lighting, simulated smoking, nudity and graphic scenes.
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.
GO BEYOND THE EXPERIENCE
The power of performing arts is increased when patrons engage actively with the stories above and beyond their experience in the auditorium.
Richard is hideous. And Richard was born knowing that he would one day be a ruler.
As a member of the Bell Shakespeare family, we invite you to join us to find out more about our production. Artistic Director Peter Evans and the cast of Richard 3 share what it’s like to bring the world of Richard to the stage, as well as glimpses of costume and set design.
Come join us at this free event and take a peek behind the curtains as we prepare to open this production on stages in Canberra and Melbourne after our successful season in Sydney.
Light refreshments will be available for purchase from 6.00pm.
The Link Foyer West (next to The Playhouse)
Canberra Theatre Centre,