Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett and More in RICHARD III at the Apollo Theatre

Richard III runs at the Apollo Theatre now through February 10, 2013. Directed by Tim Carroll, Richard III is performed in an all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings circa 1593. The full cast is Samuel Barnett (Queen Elizabeth), Liam Brennan (Clarence and the Lord Mayor), Paul Chahidi (Hastings and Tyrrell), John Paul Connolly (First Murderer and Ratcliff), Ian Drysdale (Scrivener/Rivers/Blunt), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Brakenbury and Catesby), Johnny Flynn (Lady Anne and Grey), James Garnon (Richmond and Duchess of York), Colin Hurley (King Edward IV and Stanley) and Roger Lloyd Pack (Duke of Buckingham), Mark Rylance (Richard III), Jethro Skinner (Second Murderer and Messenger) and Ben Thompson (Dorset and Bishop of Ely).

Get a first look at the cast onstage in the photos below!

Richard Duke of Gloucester (Mark Rylance) is determined that he should wear the crown of England. He has already despatched one king and that king’s son; now all that stand in his way are two credulous brothers and two helpless nephews – the Princes in the Tower. And woe betide those – the women he wrongs, the henchmen he betrays – who dare to raise a voice against him. Monstrous, but theatrically electric, Richard is Shakespeare’s most charismatic, self-delighting villain, revelling at every moment in his homicidal, hypocritical journey to absolute power.

Sonia Friedman Productions in association with Shakespeare Road, 1001 Nights, Bob Bartner & Norman Tulchin and Rupert Gavin present Shakespeare’s Globe productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night, Associate Producer Adam Blanshay.

Apollo Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES. Performances run Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday 3pm. Refer to the website for performance schedule and repertoire. Prices: £25 - £55 to include £1 theatre restoration levy. Day Seats at £10 each will go on sale from the Box Office, in person only, from 10am on the day of each performance. £10 standing to include £1 theatre restoration levy. Educational rates and concessions are available. Apollo Theatre Box Office: 0844 412 4658 or online at www.nimaxtheatres.com

For more about the production, go to www.shakespearewestend.com.

Photo credit: Simon Annand

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett and More in RICHARD III at the Apollo Theatre

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett and More in RICHARD III at the Apollo Theatre
Mark Rylance as Richard III

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett and More in RICHARD III at the Apollo Theatre
Samuel Barnett (Queen Elizabeth)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett and More in RICHARD III at the Apollo Theatre
Austin Moulton (Prince Edward of Wales), Mark Rylance (Richard III) and Lorenzo Allchurch (Richard of York)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett and More in RICHARD III at the Apollo Theatre
Johnny Flynn as Lady Anne and Mark Rylance as Richard III

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett and More in RICHARD III at the Apollo Theatre
Mark Rylance as Richard III

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett and More in RICHARD III at the Apollo Theatre

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