Richard III at the Trafalgar Studios starring Martin Freeman

Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY

Fargo and Sherlock actor Martin Freeman stars as Shakespeare’s Richard III in Jamie Lloyd’s new season of plays at the Trafalgar Studios.

Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments, Urinetown) stages his second season of plays under the Trafalgar Transformed umbrella, at the Trafalgar Studios this summer.

Playing from 1 July to 27 September 2014, this new production of Shakespeare’s Richard III stars Martin Freeman in the title role alongside Gina McKee (Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) as Queen Elizabeth.

Other cast includes Maggie Steed as Queen Margaret, Simon Coombs as Tyrrel, Philip Cumbus as Richmond, Gerald Kyd as Catesby, Paul Leonard as Stanley, Forbes Masson as Hastings, Paul McEwan as King Edward IV/Bishop of Ely, Mark Meadows as Clarence/Lord Mayor, Lauren O’Neil as Lady Anne and Jo Stone-Fewings as Buckingham.

British actor Martin Freeman has become an international star through his acclaimed performance in BBC comedy The Office, Peter Jackson’s trilogy of movies based on The Hobbit, as Doctor Watson alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC drama Sherlock, and new US drama Fargo.

Richard III follows Jamie Lloyd’s acclaimed first season at the Trafalgar Studios that included James McAvoy in Macbeth, The Hothouse starring John Simm and Simon Russell Beale and The Pride starring Hayley Atwell and Mathew Horne.

The production features designs by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Charles Balfour, sound & music by Ben and Max Ringham and fights by Kate Waters.