Wednesday, July 19, 2017

FIRST LOOK: Antic Disposition’s Richard III UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Following the success of their production of Henry V, Antic Disposition will present William Shakespeare's Richard III at six cathedrals around the UK and at London's histori…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

‘Richard III’ at BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn by Blouin Artinfo

As part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival, Shakespeare’s well-known play entitled “Richard III,” directed by Thomas Ostermeier, will be staged at the BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn.Concludi…

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Outdoor Richard III – Smith Street Stages by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   One doesn’t expect much from free outdoor summer Shakespeare productions (aside from The Public’s professional Shakespeare in the Park, of…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: Ritual by Steven Morris

Ritual  Reviewed by Dana Martin Full Circle Players at The Complex ClosedRitual, a devised movement piece from Full Circle Players that blends several of the Bard’s more contentious and v…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Forget Julius Caesar – Trump is more like Richard III, Shakespeare’s satanic joker by Michael Billington

Two US companies have pulled their sponsorship from a New York production of Julius Caesar because it depicts a Trump-like character – grisly ending and all. But the bard has other charact…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Macbeth by Arts Review

A powerhouse cast joins international star Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad) and director Simon Phillips in a new Melbourne Theatre Company production of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy …

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Kings and fools: Barrie Rutter on Northern Broadsides at 25 – in pictures by Guardian Staff

Northern Broadsides’ ‘dark, austere and genuinely disturbing’ production of Richard III is staged in Hull this month as the company celebrates its 25th birthday. Its founder and artist…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Richard III’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Jeanie Casison

Deception and death loom large in “Richard III,” William Shakespeare’s thrilling historical drama artfully performed by the Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC). The edgy and stylish pr…

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Top 5 Shows of the Week by April Forrer

1. Richard III at Annapolis Shakespeare Company. By William Shakespeare Directed by Donald Hicken. May 19 – June 11 Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm & 8pm Sunday 3pm A dynamic, fast-paced…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

‘Richard III’ at BAM Harvey Theatre, New York by Blouin Artinfo

BAM Harvey Theatre in New York presents Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ from October 11 through October 14, 2017.The play is directed by Thomas Ostermeier and translated and adapted for th…

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Greg Hicks as Richard III by John Morrison

Greg Hicks mesmerises the audience for three hours with a performance that mingles sadism, misogyny, venom and flashes of humour, distilled and concentrated by the Arcola theatre's tiny stag…

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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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