Carol Page (06May17): Much of Richard's dialogue was rushed and difficult to follow .I felt he lacked the sinister power of a truly wicked manipulator , often illiciting laughter from the audience ,instead of lloathing and fear .
The supporting cast were convincing though and Bosworth field was brilliantly portrayed .
Ady (06May17): Saw this tonight. Wow ! - I never knew Shakespeare could be so dynamic and un-stuffy. No hiding behind lavish sets, the cast make this "minimalist" staging electric. Percussion is used, both clogs (or tap-shoes) and giant drums , providing thundering crescendos to Richard's nightmares, and also for the final battle on Bosworth Field. The soldiers march on, all playing drums, and each thrust of the fight is played out by the drummers ! My heart was pounding in my chest, knowing what Richard had coming to him. Then, after his death, the whole cast sing a short choral piece introducing Richmond's last speech and "Amen" at the end; I had a tears in my eyes. Ruddy Fantastic !! Well Done, Hull City of Culture. You have really "done us proud" with this ! I shall make more of an effort to see more theatre shows like this. Ady.