Photos are in for the new production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, directed by and starring Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury in Bridgerton).
Produced by the Rose Theatre Kingston and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres, Richard III is now running at the Liverpool Playhouse until 22 April 2023, and then the Rose Theatre in Kingston from 26 April to 13 May 2023.
This production promises to shift the lens on what we think we know about Shakespeare’s iconic villain, and includes an original score inspired by traditional folk music from Yeofi Andoh, and dancing by Bridgerton choreographer Jack Murphy in a rural Cotswold setting.
Joining Adjoa in the cast are Antonie Azor (Ratcliffe), Clive Brill (Hastings), Harry Clarke (Catesby), Sam Cox (Stanley), Josh Day (Dorset/Edward, Son of Clarence/Prince Edward/York(Puppet)/Captain Blunt), Daniel Hawksford (Brackenbury/Edward IV/Richmond), Liz Kettle (Queen Margaret), Joseph Kloska (Buckingham), Robin Morrissey (Rivers/Cardinal Bouchier/Oxford), Caroline Parker (Elizabeth, Duchess of York), Oliver Ryan (Clarence/Archbishop/Mayor/Norfolk), Rachel Sanders (Elizabeth Woodville), and Phoebe Shepherd (Lady Anne).
The creative team also includes Yeofi Andoh (Composer & MD), Amelia Jane Hankin (Set Designer), Maybelle Laye (Costume Designer), Chris Davey (Lighting Designer), Benjamin Grant (Sound Designer), Jack Murphy (Movement Director), Sam Jones CDG (Casting Director), Harriett O’Grady (Assistant Director), Nicole Alphonce (Assistant Movement Director & Fight Director), Mervyn Millar, Maia Kirkman-Richards and Tracy Waller for Significant Object (Puppetry), Jeannette Nelson (Voice Coach), Shereen Ibrahim (Dialect Coach), and Simon Trinder (Text Consultant). The production team includes Dan Rainsford (Production Manager), Fahmida Bahkt (Props Supervisor), Jacqui Davis (Costume Supervisor), and Sam Jones CDG (Casting).
Book tickets to Richard III at the Rose Theatre Kingston in London