Richard 3

Richard 3

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
villains 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.

Artistic Director Peter Evans 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.

Members-only presale 23 September – 6 December
Single tickets are now available from our venues.

Approximate running time of the production is 2 hours 45 minutes (including a  20 minute interval).

CREATIVE TEAM

By William Shakespeare
Director Peter Evans
Designer Anna Cordingley
Lighting Designer Benjamin Cisterne
Composer Steve Toulmin
Sound Designer Michael Toisuta
Movement & Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Dramaturg Kate Mulvany
Voice Coach Jess Chambers

WITH

Kate Mulvany
Gareth Reeves
Ivan Donato
Rose Riley
James Lugton
Meredith Penman
James Evans
Sandy Gore
Kevin Maclsaac (SYD)
Timothy Dashwood (CAN & MEL)
Sarah Woods

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View the digital Richard 3 Programme below

Please Note
This performance contains haze and strobe effects, simulated smoking, nudity and graphic scenes.

See below for information on our performances of Richard 3 for schools.

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
School Matinees
Wednesday 22 March 11am (SOLD OUT – WAITLIST AVAILABLE)
Tuesday 28 March 11am (SOLD OUT – WAITLIST AVAILABLE)
Thursday 30 March 11am (SOLD OUT – WAITLIST AVAILABLE)
In Conversation with the Director
Thursday 16 February 6pm – 7pm (free event)

CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE
In Conversation with the Director
Tuesday 4 April 1pm – 2pm (free event)

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE
School Matinees
Thursday 4 May 11am
In Conversation with the Director
Sunday 23 April 1pm – 2pm (free event)

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
– Years 10-12
– School matinees are $30 per student with one complimentary teacher ticket per 20 students. Additional teacher tickets at student prices. GST not applicable.
– Limited number of discounted tickets available in evening performances. Conditions apply. Please refer to Terms and Conditions.
– Australian Curriculum-linked classroom resources available.
– This performance contains haze and strobe effects, simulated smoking, graphic scenes. As Richard 3 contains themes of a confronting nature, we advise that some scenes may be distressing for audiences. We strongly advise all teachers to ensure their students are familiar with the plot and discuss difficult content, prior to viewing the performance.
Please note that school matinee performances have been directed to remove the nudity that is displayed in general public performances of the play.

For more information or to make a schools booking contact Bell Shakespeare Learning.
Email: learning@bellshakespeare.com.au
Tel: 1300 305 730
Fax:
1300 552 271
Post:
PO Box 10, Millers Point, 2000

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY
25 February – 1 April
In Conversation
Thursday 16 February 6pm – 7pm (free event)

CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE, CANBERRA
6 – 15 April
In Conversation
Tuesday 4 April 6pm – 7pm (free event)

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE, MELBOURNE
20 April – 7 May
In Conversation
Sunday 23 April 1pm – 2pm (free event)

 

 

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