Almeida Theatre: Richard III

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Ralph Fiennes returns to the Almeida after 16 years to play Shakespeare's most notorious villain opposite Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret in an emotionally wrought staging directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, which is broadcast live from London. Richard is deeply disgruntled that his eldest brother Edward has ascended the throne. In order to solidify his position within the court, Richard plots to eliminate his older sibling George, Duke of Clarence and to woo Lady Anne.

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Release date: Thursday July 21 2016
Duration: 190 mins

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Such a GRAND actor, Ralph Fiennes, totally enjoyed watching him play live (though I know he physically struggled to play a hunchback and even had to be rushed to the hospital after doing this for 6 hours a day every day).

It was extremely difficult to get hold of the tickets due to the large demand and the website being down because of it, but eventually managed to get my hands on a pair, so not going to let this minor technical issue tarnish the otherwise lovely experience. The theatre was surprisingly small and I must admit the seat map was confusing, so take your time to check where your seats are located (mine seemed to be relatively close to the stage, but turned out to be at the very back of the ground floor, I was not aware there was another floor that just looked like another section behind mine).

Would love to see Ralph play again, definitely recommend it!