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Richard III | Globe Tickets

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About Richard III | Globe

Shakespeare's Richard III, a villainous tale of the lengths one man will go to for power, comes to the Globe. Book Richard III tickets on London Theatre.

Richard III in London tells the story of Richard of Gloucester. He desires to become the King of England and uses any means necessary, including violence, deceit, and manipulation, in pursuit of that goal.

This revival stars Olivier-winning actress Michelle Terry in the titular role of Richard. Helen Schlesinger (Straight Line Crazy) plays Buckingham, Sarah Finigan (Suffragette) plays King Edward and Mayor, Kibong Tanji (Tina—The Tina Turner Musical) plays Clarence and Stanley, and Marianne Oldham (Holby City) plays Elizabeth.

The show also has a talented creative team, including director Elle While, who is an associate artist of Shakespeare's Globe. James Maloney (Hamlet Shakespeare's Globe) is the composer, and E.M. Parry (Rotterdam) is the designer.

Richard III, Shakespeare's second longest play, was written between 1592 and 1594. One of the play's earliest performances was in November 1633, when Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria watched the show for the Queen's birthday.

Since then, the show has had numerous notable performances, including in 1944 when Laurence Olivier starred as Richard at the Old Vic. Olivier also directed, produced, and starred in the 1955 film Richard III, which earned many awards including a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.

Other creative works have included nods to the beloved play, including the 2010 film, The King's Speech. In one scene, the king's speech therapist auditions for the role with lines from Richard III: "Now is the winter of our discontent / Made glorious summer by this sun [or son] of York."

Access performances
Captioned - Mon 15 Jul 7.30pm
Relaxed - Wed 10 Jul 7.30pm
Audio described - Thu 20 Jun at 2pm & Mon 22 Jul 7.30pm
BSL - Sat 22 Jun 2pm & Fri 19 Jul 7.30pm

Run time

3hr. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

9th May, 2024

End date

3rd August, 2024

Categories

Plays, Off West End

Age

All Ages. Please note: some of Shakespeare’s Plays explore scenes which some children may find upsetting.

Production note
The play contains scenes of violence and death.
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Our Review

'Richard III' review – Michelle Terry is a brash and predatory king in this darkly comic production

3 of 5
22 May 2024, 11:01
Read our review of history play Richard III, now in performances at Shakespeare's Globe to 3 August.

Venue

Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9DT

Directions

Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: London Bridge
Directions from tube: Exit the station, following signs for the River Thames/South Bank. As you reach the river, head west and the Globe is by the Tate Modern on the south side of the river.

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:30 PM
Tuesday2:00 PM-
Wednesday--
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday2:00 PM7:30 PM
Saturday2:00 PM-
Sunday--

Frequently asked questions

What is Richard III | Globe about?

Shakespeare’s Richard III, a tale of manipulation and deceit in the quest for power, comes to the Globe starring artistic director and Olivier winner Michelle Terry in the title role.

How long is Richard III | Globe?

The running time of Richard III | Globe is 3hr. Incl. 1 interval.

Where is Richard III | Globe playing?

Richard III | Globe is playing at Globe Theatre. The theatre is located in Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT.

How do you book tickets for Richard III | Globe?

Book tickets for Richard III | Globe on London Theatre.

What's the age requirement for Richard III | Globe?

The recommended age for Richard III | Globe is All Ages. Please note: some of Shakespeare’s Plays explore scenes which some children may find upsetting..

How much do tickets cost for Richard III | Globe?

Tickets for Richard III | Globe start at £8.

Who wrote Richard III?

William Shakespeare wrote the play.

Who directed Richard III?

Elle While stages the show.

Is Richard III appropriate for kids?

There is no age limit on the show, but there are some scenes that may be upsetting for young children, including scenes of violence and strong language.

Is Richard III good?

Richard III is a great work of Shakespeare. Over the centuries, it has been staged numerous times, earned many awards, and been adapted into a wide variety of media. This performance boasts an award-winning cast and crew.

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