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A thrilling re-telling of Shakespeare’s violent tale of politics and power…

Following on from our 2013 tours of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night, we took our first production of 2014 to the Cockpit and Greenwich Theatres in the heart of London.

Civil war, political upheaval, violent unrest: these are the backdrop to arguably Shakespeare’s most popular history play.

And centre-stage, a man who is typically portrayed either as monster or misunderstood hero, protector of the royal lineage of England or callous child murderer.

Inspired by the planned re-burial of Richard’s body in 2014, this thrilling production will bring to life the violent struggle for power among the nobility that provided the context for Richard’s rise and fall.


Director: Rae Mcken

Set Design: Amanda Mascarenhas

Costume Design: Fraz Roughton

Lighting Design: Nic Farman

Composer/Sound Design: Ed Lewis

Cast: Noof Ousellam, Lorenzo Martelli, Jeremy Drakes, Fred Gray, Lynne Milller, Rosalind Blessed, Rebecca Loudon, Imogen Slaughter, James Corley, Baba Oyejide, Adam Smethurst, Adam Howden, Oliver Mott.

The Princes were played alternately by: Marlow Elliott-Fortnum, Freeman Ahonsi, Matthew Lynch and Rohan Chopra.


Comments on Custom/Practice’s previous Shakespeare productions:

“…one of the most accessible and intelligent productions of one of the favorites in the Shakespeare repertoire…” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
“…a delightful production….endlessly entertaining…” WHATSONSTAGE
“…the kind of energy and enthusiasm that Shakespeare thrives upon…” TIMEOUT
“…if you – like a group of reluctant teens – think that you loathe Shakespeare, head to this fantastic show.” THREEWEEKSEDINBURGH



Richard III : Spring 2014