5 to 19 May 2007

Richard III

Richard III

by William Shakespeare

directed by Martin Nichols

A government is presenting blatently false information as the truth. Leaders pose as religious men drawn reluctantly into war. There is arbitrary imprisonment without charge or trial. A group of "outsiders" is demonised as the cause of all this unrest. Great power is held not by the great but by great actors. Even innocent children are killed by men in their obsessive pursuit of power and wealth.

In Richard III, Shakespeare tells the story of what happens to a country when criminals are in charge; in so doing he wrote the definitive play of 2007.