Richard III team assemble
11 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton
Rose Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres, in association with Swinging The Lens, have announced full casting and further creative team for William Shakespeare’s Richard III.
Following her production of Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe, Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury in TV’s Bridgerton) returns to the stage to direct and star as Richard III.
A tale of ambition and manipulation, Richard III charts the rise of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, as he deceives and murders anyone who stands in his path to becoming King.
Andoh sets out to explore how pathologising the body and ascribing evil intent due to a person's physical appearance wear away at the soul.
Joining Andoh as Richard, are Antonie Azor (Ratcliffe), Clive Brill (Hastings), Harry Clarke (Catesby), Sam Cox (Stanley), Josh Day (Dorset / Edward, Son of Clarence / Prince Edward / York (Puppet) / Captain Blunt), Daniel Hawksford (Brackenbury / Edward IV / Richmond), Liz Kettle (Queen Margaret), Joseph Kloska (Buckingham), Robin Morrissey (Rivers / Cardinal Bouchier / Oxford), Caroline Parker (Elizabeth, Duchess of York), Oliver Ryan (Clarence / Archbishop / Mayor / Norfolk), Rachel Sanders (Elizabeth Woodville), and Phoebe Shepherd (Lady Anne).
Richard III runs April 6–22 at Liverpool Playhouse and at Rose Theatre from April 26–May 13.
The creative team includes Yeofi Andoh (composer & MD), Amelia Jane Hankin (set designer), Maybelle Laye (costume designer), Chris Davey (lighting designer), Benjamin Grant (sound designer), Jack Murphy (movement director), Sam Jones CDG (casting director), Harriett O’Grady (assistant director), Nicole Alphonce (assistant movement director & fight director), Mervyn Millar, Maia Kirkman-Richards and Tracy Waller for Significant Object (puppetry), Jeannette Nelson (voice coach), Shereen Ibrahim (dialect coach).
- Richard III - William Shakespeare (Rose Theatre and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres in association with Swinging the Lens)