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Richard III

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Gary Dooley

Season: 9th March - 20th April 2013
Preview night 8th March
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

No performances Easter Weekend
29-31 March 2013




very engaging and it contained some moments of real theatrical spectacle - Jodi McAlister, Theatre From The Back Seat

plenty of moments you can appreciate - Jane Simmons, SOYP

a convincing, exciting show, which demonstrates the versatility of the company and the immortality of the bard - Leann Richards, Alternative Media Group

Despite its historical inaccuracies, Richard III remains one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. The mixture of tragedy, political intrigue and comedy is irresistible. At its centre stands Richard, duke of Gloucester - perhaps the ultimate stage villain - a character who has fascinated audiences for over 400 years.

Our bold new production transposes the action from the fifteenth century to the much more familiar England of the late 1940s; a time of celebration and national pride, but also a time of shortages and mourning ... an ideal time for an opportunist tyrant to make his play for power. Richard is determined to become king - and the only things that stand between him and the crown are his own family and most of the English nobility ... no problem.

Special Event: 'Richard..... Really?' Immediately after the performance on Sunday 10th March. A panel discussion on just who Richard was: the historical figure, Tudor propaganda, and a certain car park! Hosted by Lilianna Komljenovic the panel will include Richard III Society Secretary Julia Redlich, Director Gary Dooley, and lead actor Roger Gimblett with members of the Company. Complimentary wine and nibbles will be served and the invitation is available only to audience members at the 10th March performance.

Join Shakespeare's notorious serial killer as he lies, cheats and murders his way to become king in this exciting new take on an all-time classic play.

On Saturday 23rd March 2013 the Genesian Theatre will donate 50% of all Box Office takings to Project Compassion. We encourage you to come along to help us support this worthwhile cause.

Production
DirectorGary Dooley
Assistant DirectorShane Bates
Costume DesignSusan Carveth
Lighting DesignTimothy M Carter
Sound DesignMichael Schell

Crew
Stage ManagerMacushla McGown
Lighting and Sound OperatorMehran Mortezaei

Cast
RichardRoger Gimblett
BuckinghamDominic McDonald
HastingsSam Ryan
King Edward IVMark Nagle
ClarenceJordan Watt
Richmond / DorsetPatrick Magee
BrackenburyMichael Jones
Rivers / CatesbyJohn Willis-Richards
StanleyRod Stewart
Young EdwardLilianna Komljenovic
Young YorkDaniel Hitchings
Lady AnneHailey McQueen
Queen MargaretMeg Mooney
Duchess of YorkJenny Jacobs
Queen ElizabethElizabeth MacGregor
Mistress ShoreJoanne Sanders