Richard III

 
 
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Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY 
 
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Dates:
1st July to 27th September 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
From Jul 1, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu, Sat 2.30pm (press night Jul 8, 7pm), ends Sep 27
 
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Richard IIISherlock star Martin Freeman stars as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's production of Shakespeare's history drama, appearing alongside Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) who plays Queen Elizabeth. Freeman plays the conniving king as the War of the Roses continue to rage. The Duke of Gloucester schemes to get his hands on the throne of England and romance the widow Anne. Richard III marks the start of Jamie Lloyd's second season at Trafalgar Transformed, a string of productions at Trafalgar Studios which go beyond the stage with an array of extras including debates, masterclasses and reheased readings. It also offers star performers at bargain prices - all tickets for Monday performances are just £15, half of which are offered to students and first-time theatregoers.

 

About Trafalgar Studios

The Trafalgar Studios are two venues housed within what was London's Whitehall Theatre. The building itself is Grade II listed, and is an excellent example of simple, unadorned Art Deco style. The interior, however, is spectacular, with complex, cubist designs and sweeping curves of moulding and ironwork. More about Trafalgar Studios

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Richard III  Rehearsal Image - Martin Freeman and cast. Photo Marc Brenner  

   
Richard III - Rehearsal Image - Martin Freeman and cast. Photo Marc Brenner

Richard III Rehearsal Image - Martin Freeman and cast. Photo Marc Brenner 

LondonTown.com - Richard III Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Trafalgar
 
2 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Trafalgar Studios events

 
Land Of Our FathersLand Of Our FathersA group of Welsh miners have been trapped in a collapsed coalmine for a fortnight, and it's just before the General Election. Chris Urch's drama set in 1979, is directed by Paul Robinson.3rd September 2014Saturday 4th October 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
Category: event
Now On
Land Of Our Fathers
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  3rd September to 4th October 2014
VENUE  Trafalgar Studios 
A group of Welsh miners have been trapped in a collapsed coalmine for a fortnight, and it's just before the General Election. Chris Urch's drama set in 1979, is directed by Paul Robinson.
Richard IIIRichard IIIRichard IIISherlock star Martin Freeman stars as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's production of Shakespeare's history drama, appearing alongside Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) who plays Queen Elizabeth. Freeman plays the conniving king as the War of the Roses continue to rage. The Duke of Gloucester schemes3rd September 2014Saturday 27th September 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
Category: event
Richard III
event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
DATES  1st July to 27th September 2014
VENUE  Trafalgar Studios 
Sherlock star Martin Freeman stars as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's production of Shakespeare's history drama, appearing alongside Gina McKee (Di & Viv & Rose, King Lear, Ivanov, Our Friends In The North, Notting Hill) who plays Queen Elizabeth. Freeman plays the conniving king as the War of the Roses continue to rage. The Duke of Gloucester schemes... More about this event
 
East is EastEast is EastEast is EastAward-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din's first play, East is East, which premiered at the Royal Court and was later turned into a much-loved feature film, returns to the London stage after 17 years starring Jane Horrocks (Young Vic's Annie Get Your Gun, Sunshine on Leith, The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, Absolutely Fabulous) as Ella Khan. The aut4th October 2014Saturday 3rd January 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
Category: event
 
East is East
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  4th October 2014 to 3rd January 2015
VENUE  Trafalgar Studios 
Award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din's first play, East is East, which premiered at the Royal Court and was later turned into a much-loved feature film, returns to the London stage after 17 years starring Jane Horrocks (Young Vic's Annie Get Your Gun, Sunshine on Leith, The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, Absolutely Fabulous) as Ella Khan. The aut... More about this event
 
East Is EastEast Is EastThe Pakistani chip-shop owner George Khan wants to give his children a strict Muslim upbringing, and tensions rise as his English wife Ella is caught in the middle, with her loyalties divided between her husband and her children's free will. Ayub Khan Din's comedy drama, set in 1970s Salford, features both the playwright and Jane Horrocks as Ella.4th October 2014Saturday 3rd January 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
Category: event
 
East Is East
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  4th October 2014 to 3rd January 2015
VENUE  Trafalgar Studios 
The Pakistani chip-shop owner George Khan wants to give his children a strict Muslim upbringing, and tensions rise as his English wife Ella is caught in the middle, with her loyalties divided between her husband and her children's free will. Ayub Khan Din's comedy drama, set in 1970s Salford, features both the playwright and Jane Horrocks as Ella.
The Trials Of Oscar WildeThe Trials Of Oscar WildeEuropean Arts Theatre Company presents Merlin Holland's drama based on trial transcripts and the writer's own words, tracing his rapid downfall from the triumphant opening night of The Importance Of Being Earnest to prison and disgrace. Starring John Gorick, Rupert Mason and William Kempsell, directed by Peter Craze.13th October 2014Saturday 8th November 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
Category: event
 
The Trials Of Oscar Wilde
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  13th October to 8th November 2014
VENUE  Trafalgar Studios 
European Arts Theatre Company presents Merlin Holland's drama based on trial transcripts and the writer's own words, tracing his rapid downfall from the triumphant opening night of The Importance Of Being Earnest to prison and disgrace. Starring John Gorick, Rupert Mason and William Kempsell, directed by Peter Craze.
Not About HeroesNot About HeroesFeelgood Theatre Productions presents Stephen MacDonald's drama, which uses First World War poetry, letters and autobiographical writings to reconstruct the famous meeting between Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Craiglockhart War Hospital.10th November 2014Saturday 6th December 2014 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14  Whitehall      SW1A 2DY
Category: event
 
Not About Heroes
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  10th November to 6th December 2014
VENUE  Trafalgar Studios 
Feelgood Theatre Productions presents Stephen MacDonald's drama, which uses First World War poetry, letters and autobiographical writings to reconstruct the famous meeting between Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Craiglockhart War Hospital.
 

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Land Of Our Fathers
Theatre | Until 4th October 2014 

Trafalgar Studios

A group of Welsh miners have been trapped in a collapsed coalmine for a fortnight, and it's just before the ...More

Richard III
Richard III
Theatre | Until 27th September 2014 

Trafalgar Studios

Sherlock star Martin Freeman stars as Richard III in Jamie Lloyd's production of Shakespeare's history drama, appearing alongside Gina McKee ...More

 
The White Horse
The White Horse
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2015 

British Council 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Studios

Walk down The Mall to Spring Gardens and you'll see a life-size White Horse, a marble and resin sculpture ...More

 
Tanqueray No. TEN Citrus Garden
Tanqueray No. TEN Citrus Garden
Foodie Events | Until 4th October 2014 

Vista 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Studios

This summer, Tanqueray No. TEN are transforming the back bar at Vista into an inviting Citrus Garden to celebrate their ...More

 
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2014
Concerts | Until 17th September 2014 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Studios

Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square ...More

 
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Studios

A 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the ...More

 
BAFTA Masterclass: Editing with Lucia Zucchetti
Exhibitions | On 3rd September 2014 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Studios

The film editor, known for her award-winning work on The Queen and Boy A, will discuss the motivations behind her ...More

Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Studios

The architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli ...More

 
Making Colour
Making Colour
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Studios

The first exhibition of this calibre in Britain to be arranged purely by pigment, Making Colour takes us on a ...More

 
Raeburn: The Archers: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2014 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Studios

Talk focusing on one painting from the collection....More

 
 
 
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