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Richard III

Young Richard of Gloucester begins his unscrupulous climb to the top. But how does such a tyrant get away with his actions and how can he be stopped?

"Conscience is but a word that cowards use"

Young Richard of Gloucester uses the chaos of the Wars of the Roses to begin his unscrupulous climb to power. Despite being manifestly unfit to govern, he seizes the crown, as King Richard III. But how does he do it?

How do we let tyrants get away with it? How do they find their way to power? Why do we buy into it? And how can it be stopped?

Richard III is a savagely comic analysis of the exercise of power. It reminds us both of the dangers of tyranny and of our duty not to let it go unchecked.


Directed by Gregory Doran and featuring Arthur Hughes (Vassa, The Innocents, #Sugarwater, Then Barbara met Alan) as Richard, this is the thrilling climax to Shakespeare’s first great history cycle.



Date Time
Thursday 23rd June7:15pm
Friday 24th June7:15pm
Saturday 25th June7:15pm
Monday 27th June7:15pm
Tuesday 28th June7:15pm
Wednesday 29th June7:15pm
Thursday 30th June7:00pm
Friday 1st July7:15pm
Saturday 2nd July1:15pm
Saturday 2nd July7:15pm
Tuesday 5th July7:15pm
Wednesday 6th July7:15pm
Thursday 7th July7:15pm
Friday 8th July7:15pm
Saturday 9th July1:15pm

Contact information and location

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Royal Shakespeare Company & Theatres, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon,

Tel: 01789 331111
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Tel: 01789 331111

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