Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Review: “Richard III” at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Charles Green

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard III is a darkly compelling piece of theater. Directed by Donald Hicken, it strips the stage of all but a few props, allowing great act…

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RICHARD III – Arcola Theatre by Carole Woddis

This was a huge undertaking for somewhere like the Arcola. Big cast plays don’t often surface so it’s a coup for the ever enterprising Mehmet Ergen to not only do one of the most famous …

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Monday, May 22, 2017

RICHARD III – Arcola Theatre by Laura Kressly

As the audience enters, Greg Hicks sits at a pub table on an otherwise bare stage. It’s impossible not to watch him until the house lights dim, and this opening sets the tone for the two a…

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Richard III at Arcola Theatre by Emma Clarendon

RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks leads the cast as Richard III in Mehmet Ergen’s production for the Arcola Theatre. But what have critics been saying about the production?

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Richard III, Arcola by Jenny Gilbert

Greg Hicks' arch machinator lifts an otherwise under-nuanced productionThere may never have been a time when Shakespeare’s Richard III did not have contemporary relevance, but surely …

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Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire to star in James Graham's Labour party comedy by Chris Wiegand

Labour of Love, to be staged in the West End, is the latest political play by the dramatist who has also written two short scripts about Brexit for the GuardianMartin Freeman and Sarah Lanca…

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RICHARD III Arcola, London E8 by Libby Purves and Friends

TWISTEDLY IRRESISTIBLE    I would not like you to think that I stalk Greg Hicks (though obviously I do: aaah, that odd strong Caesar, that agonized Leontes, that bonkers newspaper edit…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review: Review: Richard III (Arcola Theatre)

Greg Hicks plays a snarling, dark Richard in Shakespeare's bloody play

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review: Richard III at the Arcola Theatre by Sally Hales

A revolving door of middle-aged white men: Sally Hales reviews Mehmet Ergen's "strangely incoherent" production, which stars RSC associate Greg Hicks as a "nauseating" Richard. The post Revi…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

RICHARD III – Arcola Theatre by Daniel Perks

All the kings are dead; all the heirs are dead – this is a particularly bloody time in royal history. It all centres around Richard III (Greg Hicks), the Machiavellian hunchback that lets …

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BWW Review: RICHARD III, Arcola Theatre by Gary Naylor

Greg Hicks' Richard III twists and turns his evil until he's left with nobody to hate, screaming for a horse and escape.

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Richard III review at the Arcola Theatre, London – ‘a fine, febrile performance’ by Fergus Morgan

It’s ambitious, to stage Richard III in the Arcola Theatre’s intimate main space, but it’s also injudicious. Mehmet Ergan’s unimaginative production is caught be…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Richard III review – Greg Hicks is a magnetic, darkly memorable king by Michael Billington

Arcola theatre, LondonHicks has the power to give individual words a wealth of meaning in his portrayal of a villain driven by infantile dreams and private demonsHot on the heels of an accla…

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Photo Flash: First Look at Greg Hicks in RICHARD III, Opening Tonight at the Arcola by BroadwayWorld

Following his celebrated performances as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks takes on the role of the tyrant k…

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Richard III review – a stark and powerful coup by Susannah Clapp

Hull Truck theatre, HullMat Fraser is genially terrifying as the dastardly king in Northern Broadsides’ urgent 25th anniversary performanceMat Fraser, who hosted the 2012 Paralympics openi…

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The Guardian view on King Charles III: a foreboding play | Editorial by Editorial

The BBC2 broadcast of Mike Bartlett’s play is a reminder that even for republicans, the Queen’s death will loom largeKing Charles III, Mike Bartlett’s play set in a future shortly afte…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Richard III review – Mat Fraser proves a brilliant villain for Northern Broadsides by Alfred Hickling

Hull Truck theatre Swerving between charm and disgust in a dark, disturbing production, Fraser creates a sense of a man bitterly aware that he will never fit inTwenty-five years ago, a stran…

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Richard III review at Hull Truck Theatre – ‘invigorating and exciting’ by Natasha Tripney

This is both a homecoming and a reclamation. Twenty-five years ago Northern Broadsides made its debut in Hull with a production of

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Looking for Richard project leader condemns cathedral production of Richard III by Tim Bano

A production of Shakespeare’s Richard III to be staged in the cathedral where the king is buried has been condemned by those

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Theatre News: Antic Disposition to stage Richard III at Leicester Cathedral

The production will be performed on the site where the king is now buried

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Monday, May 8, 2017

It's Official! Tony & Oscar Winner Mark Rylance Will Return to Broadway in Farinelli and the King by Broadway.com

It's confirmed! The rumors were true and as we predicted, Mark Rylance is set to return to Broadway in Farinelli and the King, according to The New York Times. Penned by his w…

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A play to make Richard III turn in his grave | Letter by Letters

A reader is unimpressed by Leicester cathedral’s decision to allow Shakespeare’s Richard III to be staged close to the real king’s resting place“Dignity and honour” the authorities…

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Richard III to be staged in cathedral where king is buried by Tim Bano

Shakespeare’s Richard III is to be performed in Leicester Cathedral, where the king’s remains were buried after their discovery in a car

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Richard III staging in Leicester Cathedral condemned by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Screenwriter who led project to find king’s remains in car park deplores plan as ‘wholly unprincipled’ A screenwriter who spearheaded the project to find the remains of Richard III has…

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Mat Fraser on playing Richard III: 'I'd begun to feel like yesterday's cripple' by Alfred Hickling

He’s staged Thalidomide! A Musical, stormed American TV and starred in an explicit fairytale with his wife. Now, Mat Fraser is raising hell as Shakespeare’s royal villain – without the…

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Shakespeare's Richard III to be staged at Leicester Cathedral by Mark Brown Arts Correspondent

Organisers promise ‘sensitive’ production at cathedral where monarch was buried after remains were found under car parkA “sensitive” staging of William Shakespeare’s Richard III ha…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui review – Lenny Henry powers Trumped-up fascist parable by Michael Billington

Donmar Warehouse, London Henry exudes authority as a deadly racketeer but Bruce Norris’s version of Brecht’s 1941 drama tries too hard to draw parallels with the new US presidentIt is al…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Many happy returns: Barrie Rutter on bringing ‘Richard III’ back to Hull

The director is taking the play that launched Northern Broadsides home for the City of Culture year

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Photo Flash: Greg Hicks and Company in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at the Arcola by BroadwayWorld

Greg Hicks is returning to Shakespeare after many years to play the one major character left - RICHARD III.Arcola's thrilling new production of Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associ…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cast announced for Arcola’s Richard III by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The full cast has been announced for the new production of Shakespeare’s Richard III starring Greg Hicks at the Arcola Theatre in London. Hicks, who is associate artist at t…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Full Cast Announced for Greg Hicks-Led RICHARD III at the Arcola Theatre by BroadwayWorld

The full cast is announced for Arcola's thrilling new production of William Shakespeare's RICHARD III, starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks and directed by Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen…

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