Richard III at Canterbury Cathedral

Richard III at Canterbury Cathedral

For fans of the BBC’s Hollow Crown series and any GCSE and A Level students looking to break their Shakespeare revision, Richard III at Canterbury Cathedral might just bring the pages of the bard to life.

If you haven’t got time to read up on the Wars of the Roses, be content – or should that be discontent – that the story picks up after the death of Henry VI and follows Richards plotting, scheming and murdering route to take the crown for himself.

Canterbury Cathedral Crypt forms the perfect backdrop to an atmospheric rendering of Shakespeare’s dark classic performed by in an inclusive performance from the Marlowe Theatres People’s Company.

This interpretation sees Richard morph from punk prankster to populist personality, swaggering his way through murder and mischief through the glitz of seventies celebrity, proving a very current reassessment of the abuses of power and privilege.

End 18th May 2016, tickets from http://www.marlowetheatre.com

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