"Why, I can smile and murder whiles I smile,
And cry 'content' to that which grieves my heart"
Every evening (except Sunday) at 7.30pm St John’s College Gardens
(entrance via Queen's Road only)
Just a few years ago, some 500 years after his death, the remains of Richard, Duke of Gloucester (later Richard III) were discovered buried under a car park in Leicester. This production, set in the stunning gardens of St John’s College, steps back in time to re-tell his remarkable story . Malicious, power-hungry, and bitter about his physical deformity, Richard begins to aspire secretly to the throne—and is prepared to kill anyone he must in order to become king. This is Shakespeare’s masterpiece of manipulation, deceit, and political intrigue.
I loved the power, inventiveness and imagination of this highly original production
Special Charity Performance
A special charity performance of Richard III will be held on Saturday 14 August 2021 at 2.00pm. Tickets for these performances are only available on the door and payment is by cash only. More information about charity performances