Richard III

William Shakespeare

Richard III

The National Theatre of China’s first visit to the UK ...stage their ... production of Shakespeare's wicked horror-show of power and paranoia. 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
Richard III

Omniscore:

Location London
Venue Shakespeare's Globe
Director Wang Xiaoying
Cast She Nannan, Zhang Xin Zhang Dongyu
From April 2012
Until April 2012
Box Office 020 7401 9919
 

The National Theatre of China’s first visit to the UK ...stage their ... production of Shakespeare's wicked horror-show of power and paranoia.

Part of the Globe to Globe Festival

Reviews

The Guardian

Andrew Dickson

One of the hardest scenes to make believable, Richard's set-piece seduction of the recently widowed Lady Anne, here became a full-frontal charm assault: as Anne spat on him in disgust, Richard caught the spray and dabbed it on as cologne. Shakespeare's most shape-shifting villain seemed, for once, weirdly persuasive.

02/05/2012

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The Independent on Sunday

Kate Bassett

The NTC's Richard III was an unsettlingly cool psychotic, with a touch of De Niro's Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull. His hunched deformity was only an expressionistic seizure.

06/05/2012

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