Ian Bartholomew to Star as RICHARD III at Nottingham Playhouse, Oct 25-Nov 16
Other highlights in Nottingham Playhouse's fiftieth anniversary year have included the phenomenal success of the European premiere of the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, the children's show Grandpa in My Pocket and the innovative Lost Plays Revue, a series of short plays in celebration of Nottingham Playhouse's past, present and future
Giles Croft, Artistic Director at Nottingham Playhouse, said: After his superb performance as Brecht's Arturo Ui, Ian Bartholomew floated the idea of tackling one of the plays that inspired Brecht's gripping morality tale, Richard III. A play about the terrible use and abuse of power, so resonant today, was an exciting prospect. We confirmed the production ahead of the news that the King's remains had been found in Leicester, but now it falls to us to deliver the first major production since that historic discovery. I cannot think of anyone better suited to portray the full force of Shakespeare's charming, malevolent villain that Ian, supported by the superb cast Loveday Ingram has assembled.
N ottingham Playhouse Theatre Company & York Theatre Royal present RICHARD III at Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF. Evenings: Mon - Sat, 7.30pm; Matinees 1.30pm: Thurs 31 Oct, Sat 2 Nov, Tues 5 Nov, Thurs 7 Nov, Sat 9 Nov, Tues 12 Nov, Thurs 14, Sat 16 Nov. Tickets: £8.50 - £27.50 (Under 26s £8.50). Box office 0115 941 9419 or www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.
York Theatre Royal is located at St Leonard's Pl York YO1 7HD. The show will run there 19th Nov - 30 Nov. Box office 01904 623568 or www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk.