13th August 2017
The Young Actors Group

Richard III


A murderous round trip of Punk, Shakespeare and DC Comics

Richard is hideous. He is a deformed, hobbling, hunchback who, on the
battlefields of the Wars of the Roses – which flared up after the death of
Henry V – served his family and above all his brother, Edward, well.

Now Edward is king, thanks to a number of murders carried out on his brother’s
own initiative.

But the end of war brings Richard no peace. His hatred for
the rest of the world, to which he will never belong, lies too deep. And
so he does what he does best and kills some more, clearing away every
obstacle that lies in his path to becoming king. If fate prevents him from
being part of a society of those blessed by good fortune, he will at least
Lord over them. 
He plays off his rivals against each other with political
cunning, unscrupulously exploits the ambitions of others for his own ends
and strides spotless through an immense bloodbath until there is no one
left above him and the crown is his. But even this triumph, purchased with
the death of enemies, allies and relatives alike, still fails to heal the
great insult nature has visited upon him. 
Alone at the apex of the English kingdom, deprived of all his adversaries, he now turns his rage on his true nemesis – himself.
The Young Actors Group have put together an hour’s rollercoaster – part Shakespeare’s text, part devised – epic! 
“If you think that Shakespeare is boring then your teachers weren’t doing their job right!” Anon
Please note that the play has adult themes and even though the murders will be dealt with in a sensitive and ‘family-friendly’ manner, we do advise that some of the themes may not be suitable for the very young.
Ages 8+
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Book directly with The Young Actors Group

Tickets £5.00.
Email tickets@theyoungactorsgroup.com to reserve your place. 
Payment is cash on the day.


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