VenueMercury Theatre
Other spaces: Studio
From23rd September 1999
To9th October 1999
What is currently on at Mercury Theatre (V37)
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Richard III

Or by its full first quarto title of The Tragedy of King Richard the Third, containing his trecherous plots against his brother Clarence: the pittiful murder of his innocent nephews: his tyrannical usurpation: with the whole course of his detested life and most deserved death. Of course, nowadays Richard is seen as much maligned but the image of the hunchback reciting "Now is the winter of our discontent" will remain with us for a long time. Essentially the plot sees Richard assuming the throne after Edward IV and disposing of all those with greater right. He is finally killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field after having pronounced that other great line "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!" (shouldn't that be "An horse!"?).
Author Shakespeare

Archive :: production:T2139418730, play:S4765, venue:V37
Current production:Work

Production details


Company Mercury Theatre Company
Director David Grindley
Design Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Jason Taylor
Music Matthew Bugg
Performer Christine Absalom
Performer Tony Casement
Performer Sasha Dehar
Performer Roger Delves-Broughton
Performer Alex Ferns
Performer Gregory Floy
Performer Ian Kirkby
Performer Peter Shorey
Performer Sarah Tansey
Performer Tim Treslove

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