RSC: Richard III (15)

Royal Shakespeare Company

RSC: Richard III (15)


Connaught Cinema


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Age Guidance:

15 - See more about BBFC ratings here.


Gregory Doran

Top Billed Cast:

Nicholas Armfield, Oscar Batterham, Kirsty Bushell


180 minutes (Inc. adverts and trailers).

  • Description

The Royal Shakespeare Company present their first recorded show since 2019

Young Richard of Gloucester uses the chaos of the Wars of the Roses to begin his unscrupulous climb to power in this classic Shakespearean history of a king in the throes of jealousy and murder. Despite being manifestly unfit to govern, he overcomes each obstacle in his way to seize the crown, as King Richard III. But as those around him turn against him, and as his plans begin to unravel, where else can he turn as the Lancastrian opposition returns to drag the country into battle once more and put an end to Richard’s tyrannical rule. Richard III is a savagely comic analysis of the exercise of power, reminding us of the dangers of tyranny and our duty not to let it go unchecked.

★★★★★ Theatre Cat
★★★★★ West End Best Friend
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Please Note This is a cinema event, recorded live at Stratford Upon Avon. This performance was originally classified as 12A but has since been raised to 15 for implied strong language.