Full cast announced for Richard III at the Arcola Theatre with Greg Hicks

Olivier nominee Greg Hicks stars as Richard III

Richard III Arcola Theatre

Full casting has now been announced for the Arcola Theatre's new production of William Shakespeare's Richard III starring Greg Hicks in the title role which runs at the east London venue from 11 May to 10 June 2017.

An RSC Associate Artist, Hicks has recently starred as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was nominated for the Best Actor Olivier Award, and won Best Shakespearian Performance at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for playing the title role in Coriolanus at the Old Vic. He returns to the Arcola following two runs of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People and The Kreutzer Sonata.

He will be joined by Jane Bertish (Margaret), Jim Bywater (King Edward/Lord Mayor), Jamie de Courcey (Keeper/Richmond), Femi Elufowoju Jr (Rivers), Annie Firbank (Duchess of York), Peter Guinness (Buckingham), Mark Jax (Hastings/Ratcliffe), Paul Kemp (Clarence/Stanley), Sara Powell (Queen Elizabeth) and Matthew Sim (Catesby).

Directed by Mehmet Ergen this production features design by Anthony Lamble, lighting Design by David Howe and sound design by Dinah Mullen.

"King Edward is on the throne, and England is at peace. But don’t worry - it won’t be that way for long. Gripping and outrageous, Shakespeare’s Richard III is the tale of a ruthless, power-crazed misogynist who lies and cheats his way to the highest seat in the land. “England hath long been mad and scarred herself.”"

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