richard III: a one woman show

writer: EMILY CARDING (AFTER SHAKESPEARE) / director: KOLBRUN BJORT SIGFUSDOTTIR
12 & 13 Nov
7.45pm
£15/£12
Sun & Mon only

Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean performance, Brite Theater have re-imagined  Richard III as a bold and engaging one-woman show. The fourth wall has been utterly obliterated, as the audience take on the roles of all the other characters at Richard’s party in this intimate, exciting, and moving production. Let Richard entertain you…but will you survive?

Richard III (A One Woman Show) was created by director Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir and performer Emily Carding during a theatre residency in Reykjavik, Iceland in November 2014, and premiered at Prague Fringe in May 2015, winning every single award – unprecedented in the history of Prague Fringe.  It then went on to win the coveted ‘Bobby’ award at Edinburgh Fringe.

Since then Richard III (A One Woman Show) has toured throughout the UK and internationally, including Rome, Verona, Iceland, Slovakia and New York, all to high praise.

★★★★ “Emily Carding and Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir’s adaptation of Richard III is a smart, sparse, stripped back version of the text built around Carding’s utterly compelling performance.” The Stage

★★★★★ “Emily Carding’s portrayal of the king who murders his way to the English throne is in a league of its own.” Broadway Baby

★★★★ “Coolly psychotic” New York Times

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 1 hour without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 

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