The very first line of Shakespeare's Richard III is "now is the winter of our discontent", and it's a expression that became common currency to describe the cold U.K winter of 1978 and 1979 which was famously affected by widespread public sector trade union strikes. Director Jamie Lloyd has cleverly seized upon those events to set the play in a government conference room, with two long desks... Read more
Richard III Trafalgar Studios 2014
Cast includes Martin Freeman, Gina McKee England during the Wars of the Roses. Richard Duke of Gloucester plots the downfall of those above him, as he sets out to take the throne for himself. Whilst manipulating his position at court, he also woos the newly widowed Anne, and is cursed by Elizabeth who predicts his ultimate downfall at the Battle of Bosworth.