Richard III

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 10TH FEBRUARY 2013

ADDRESS
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D 7EZ 
 
Dates:
6th November 2012 until 10th February 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Weds & Sat 2pm, Sun 3pm
 
PRICES
From £32
 

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Richard IIIAcclaimed actor Mark Rylance returns to the Apollo Theatre and to the celebrated role of Richard III - the determined Duke of Gloucester - who battles ruthlessly to reach his place on the throne. Heartlessly betraying anyone that comes between himself and the crown - including the king, the king's son, his two brothers and his defenceless nephews (the legendary Princes in the Tower) - Richard III is truly Shakespeare's most despicable bad guy: a scheming, Machiavellian hunchback who is arguably one of the most villainous characters in history. Ten years have passed since Rylance last played the charismatic villain, a role he took on during his time as Artistic Director of the Globe. This current revival will adhere to the Original Practices - meaning it will be performed by an entirely male cast - as it would have been in Shakespearean times. Clothing, music, choreography and settings will be explored as if it were being performed in 1593. Olivier and Tony Award-winning Rylance will be especially busy this season as he can also be seen appearing as Olivia in Twelfth Night, which runs concurrently at the same venue as part of Shakespeare's Globe's 'The Play's the Thing' season.

 

About Apollo Theatre

The first West End theatre of the Edwardian Age, the Apollo has a pleasingly over-the-top design that takes in facades, statuary, and a gypsy coat-of-arms that was intended to bring good luck. Vertigo sufferers may wish to know that the balcony at the Apollo is said to be the highest in London, a design that was intended to improve the acoustic for musicals. More about Apollo Theatre

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Brewer Street NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Apollo Theatre events

 
My Night With RegMy Night With RegGuy is hosting a party for new friends and old alike, and during this summer of 1985, the world as Guy et al see it, is going to change forever. Kevin Elyot's comedy is directed by Robert Hastie and features Jonathan Broadbent as Guy.28th January 2015Saturday 11th April 2015 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29  Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7EZ
Category: event
Ongoing
My Night With Reg
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES  17th January to 11th April 2015
VENUE  Apollo Theatre 
Guy is hosting a party for new friends and old alike, and during this summer of 1985, the world as Guy et al see it, is going to change forever. Kevin Elyot's comedy is directed by Robert Hastie and features Jonathan Broadbent as Guy.
The AudienceThe AudienceThe AudienceKristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen in an updated version of The Audience, the role which Helen Mirren originally starred in last year. While Scott Thomas takes on the regal role in London, Helen Mirren reprises the role on Broadway at the same time. Peter Morgan's Olivier Award-winning drama - "the first surefire, unstoppable hit of the year" las21st April 2015Saturday 25th July 2015 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29  Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7EZ
Category: event
The Audience
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  21st April to 25th July 2015
VENUE  Apollo Theatre 
Kristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen in an updated version of The Audience, the role which Helen Mirren originally starred in last year. While Scott Thomas takes on the regal role in London, Helen Mirren reprises the role on Broadway at the same time. Peter Morgan's Olivier Award-winning drama - "the first surefire, unstoppable hit of the year" las... More about this event
 
 

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