Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III (2016)

07/21/2016 (GB) 2h 50m

A peaceful England. Family. Small children. But obstacles can be overcome.


The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret. War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to seize his brother’s crown. Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict. Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold’s (Macbeth, King Charles III) searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric of British history.

  1. Rupert Goold


Top Billed Cast

  1. Ralph Fiennes

    Ralph Fiennes

    Richard III

  2. Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave

    Queen Margaret

  3. David Annen

    David Annen

    King Edward IV/James Tyrrell/Sir James Blunt

  4. Joseph Arkley

    Earl Rivers

  5. Tom Canton

    Tom Canton

    Sir Robert Brakenburry/Earl of Richmond

  6. Daniel Cerqueira

    Daniel Cerqueira


  7. Simon Coates

    Bishop of Ely

  8. Susan Engel

    Duchess of York

  9. James Garnon

    James Garnon

    William, Lord Hastings

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Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III
Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III

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Original Language English

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