Richard III

With humped back and leg callipered from ankle to groin, Kevin Spacey’s disgruntled Richard holds the audience in the palm of his withered hand in Shakespeare’s depiction of murderous ambition run riot.

His confiding determination is mesmerising as he persuades Haydn Gwynne’s widowed Queen Elizabeth to let him marry her daughter and is cursed by Gemma Jones ragged Queen Margaret in Sam Mendes’ climactic production for the transatlantic Bridge Project.

Old Vic, The Cut, SE1 8NB
0844 871 7628
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Until September 11
£10 – £52.50

– Louise Kingsley