Richard III

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 10TH FEBRUARY 2013

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Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D 7EZ 
 
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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.

 

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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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Let the Right One InLet the Right One InLet the Right One InThe stage version of cult film Let the Right One In transfers from the Royal Court to the Apollo this spring, this first play staged at the theatre following its ceiling collapse during The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time which moves to the Gielgud theatre from 24th June. In an acclaimed adaptation by writer Jack Thorne (Skins, This i20th August 2014Saturday 27th September 2014 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29  Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7EZ
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Let the Right One In
event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  26th March to 27th September 2014
VENUE  Apollo Theatre 
The stage version of cult film Let the Right One In transfers from the Royal Court to the Apollo this spring, this first play staged at the theatre following its ceiling collapse during The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time which moves to the Gielgud theatre from 24th June. In an acclaimed adaptation by writer Jack Thorne (Skins, This i... More about this event
 
Urinetown The MusicalUrinetown The MusicalUrinetown The MusicalAfter a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making Jamie Lloyd's musical about toilets this year's most unlikely West End transfer. In a city in the future, suffering from a drought of terrible proportions, a business tycoon has made his vast wealth thr29th September 2014Saturday 24th January 2015 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29  Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 7EZ
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Urinetown The Musical
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
VENUE  Apollo Theatre 
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making Jamie Lloyd's musical about toilets this year's most unlikely West End transfer. In a city in the future, suffering from a drought of terrible proportions, a business tycoon has made his vast wealth thr... More about this event
 
 

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Theatre | Until 27th September 2014 

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Theatre | Until 25th April 2015 

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th October 2014 

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Pop, dance and house courtesy of resident DJs....More

Misfits
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th October 2014 

The Shadow Lounge 1 minute walk from Apollo Theatre

Resident DJs spin house and UK garage....More

Trannyoke
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th October 2014 

Escape Soho 1 minute walk from Apollo Theatre

DJ Matt spins pop and dance, with host Lady Lloyd, and karaoke....More

Baby Grand
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th October 2014 

Freedom Bar 2 minutes walk from Apollo Theatre

Resident DJs spin pop and rock from the 1970s to 2000....More

Jersey Boys
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Theatre | Until 26th October 2014 

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Matilda The Musical
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Cambridge Theatre 2 minutes walk from Apollo Theatre

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