Richard III


A sharp new retelling of this Shakespearean drama. Concise. Modern. Innovative.

9-18 MAY 2024

An ambitious, manipulative, ruthless man, scheming to reach the height of power.

This retelling of one of Shakespeare’s most popular history plays does away with duels, grandly dressed nobles and pitched battles, taking us instead to the current seat of power in the United Kingdom: Westminster.

The green benches and corridors buzz with betrayal, deception and plots as our protagonist tries to clear the obstacles blocking his route to the ultimate prize – and then to cling desperately to his position.

Combining a modern political setting with innovative technical elements and Shakespeare’s timeless prose, this fresh production will tell the old story of Richard III in a new way, connecting with those seeing the show for the first time and delighting abiding fans.

Richard III includes themes of death, murder and drug use.

Richard III plays at the Bridewell Theatre from 9-18 May 2024.


RICHARD | Sam Sugarman (he/him)
BUCKINGHAM | Audrey Lindsay (she/her)
ANNE | Antonia Kasoulidou (she/her)
CATESBY | Karina Zakharyan (they/them)
CLARENCE | Elliot Archer (he/him)
DERBY | Paul Caira
DUCHESS OF YORK | Mary Wright (she/her)
ELIZABETH | Sarah Fowkes (she/her)
HASTINGS | Dave Wainwright (he/him)
RICHMOND | Ingrid Miller
RIVERS | Carole Stewart (she/her)
THE KING | Elizabeth Elstub (she/her)


Carl Reyes (he/him)
Charlie O'Reardon (he/him)
Em Oliver (they/them)
Isobel Lawson (she/her)
James McKendrick (he/him)
Jess Hearn (she/her)
Liam Wells (he/him)
Livvy Perrett (she/them)


DIRECTOR | Dan Edge (he/him)
PRODUCER | Clare Harding (she/her)
LIGHTING DESIGNER | Will Lake (he/him)
VIDEOGRAPHER | Jim Onyemenam (he/him)
CAMERA OPERATOR | Mike Brown (he/him)
STAGE MANAGER | Tamsin Ker (she/her)
SET CONSTRUCTION | Andrew Laidlaw (he/him)
MARKETING | Pippa Kyle (she/her)
PROGRAMME | Em Oliver (they/them)
PHOTOGRAPHER | David Ovenden (he/him)
COMMITTEE LIAISONS | Olly Levett (he/him) and Henry Whittaker (he/him)

Utterly inspired in its execution.... The original text has been brought up to date with exceptional creativity... This production feels alive and present

It’s standing ovation time for Sugarman [as Richard]… leading a very talented cast of great players. Summing up, Sedos have done it again with Richard III. Every time I see this company I leave the theatre impressed, and this was no exception

The choice of reoccurring news bulletins being flashed up… really helps to hammer home important plot points and makes this play much more accessible to those that may not typically be a fan of the Bard… a very interesting take on it, performed by accomplished actors… well worth seeing.

A striking and bold reimagining of one of Shakespeare’s most enduring histories.

Bridewell Theatre

From £12.50

Gala nights on Friday 10 and Friday 17 May: ticket price includes a free glass of fizz and programme

  • Thursday 9 May 2024 7.30pm
  • Friday 10 May 2024 7.30pm
  • Saturday 11 May 2024 2.30pm
  • Saturday 11 May 2024 7.30pm
  • Monday 13 May 2024 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 14 May 2024 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 15 May 2024 7.30pm
  • Thursday 16 May 2024 7.30pm
  • Friday 17 May 2024 7.30pm
  • Saturday 18 May 2024 2.30pm
  • Saturday 18 May 2024 7.30pm