Company: The Llanarth Group Presents
Richard III: Bogeyman. Villain. Evil incarnate.
Or is he?
What if he is she?
What if the ‘hideous…. deformed…hunchbacked cripple’ is portrayed by someone funny, female, feminist, and with the same form of scoliosis?
How might the story change, the body change, the acting change, the character change when explored by a disabled actress with deadly comic timing and a dislike for horses? How would previous star vehicle Richards (Olivier, McKellan) measure up? Watch out – the mighty richard III redux has you in the frame….
Following their critically acclaimed collaboration on Cosy, Sara Beer takes on Richard III with award-winning playwright Kaite O'Reilly, director Phillip Zarrilli, & filmmaker Paul Whittaker.
‘Sara Beer… steals the show… a brilliant and disconcerting comic turn…’ [Gary Raymond ‘The Arts Desk’ on ‘Cosy’ 2016.]
‘O Reilly is a writer to cherish…’ [Lyn Gardner. The Guardian.]