Richard III, TotalNtertainment, Manchester, Theatre, Tom Mothersdale

Peaky Blinders star Tom Mothersdale stars in ‘Richard III’

Peaky Blinders star Tom Mothersdale stars in the title role of Richard III in the Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic, with Royal & Derngate Northampton, and Oxford Playhouse production of William Shakespeare’s drama Richard III

Peaky Blinders star Tom Mothersdale stars in the title role of Richard III in the Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic, with Royal & Derngate Northampton, and Oxford Playhouse production of William Shakespeare’s drama Richard III, at HOME, 30 April – 4 May.

After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history. Richard was not born to be a king; that role was destined to be filled by his brother, King Edward IV, but he’s set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence – and he’s killing it. Yet, behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved…

Tom Mothersdale’s previous credits for Headlong include The Glass Menagerie (UK Tour), Romeo and Juliet (UK Tour) and Boys (UK Tour). On TV, he has appeared in Doc Martin, King Charles III, Endeavour, and Peaky Blinders.

A co-production between Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic, with Royal & Derngate Northampton and Oxford Playhouse, Richard III is directed by John Haidar, who is an associate artist at Headlong. John has directed a number of Shakespeare plays previously, including Macbeth (Cambridge American Stage Tour), and Romeo and Juliet for ADC Theatre in Cambridge).

PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

Tue 30 April 2019 – 19:30 (press night performance)

Wed 1 May 2019 – 19:30 (plus post-show discussion) Thu 2 May 2019 – 14:00, 19:30 (British Sign Language interpreted performance)

Fri 3 May 2019 – 19:30 (Audio-described performance)

Sat 4 May 2019 – 14:00 (Caption subtitled performance), 19:30

Tickets £10 – £24 (concessions from £5).

For further information – to request review tickets (press night Tue 30 April), images or interviews, please contact: Mike Barnett, HOME Media and Communications Manager, +44 (0)161 212 3462, or mike.barnett@HOMEmcr.org

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