Richard III leans over a lifeless body, he is angry and points at himself


Wed 24 - Sat 27 April 2019
Tickets £20 - £35*

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What do I fear? Myself?

After decades of civil war the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history. 

Richard was not born to be a king, but he’s set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence – and he’s killing it.

Yet, behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved.

Tom Mothersdale (The Glass Menagerie, Cleansed, John) returns to Headlong to play Shakespeare’s iconic villain, in a revelatory new production directed by Headlong’s Associate Artist John Haidar.

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Running Time

2 hours 40 minutes including an interval

General Guidance

Contains bloody scenes of violence, including gunfire and murder. Haze throughout and flashing lights

Age Guidance



Wednesday - Saturday, 7.45PM
and Saturday, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30/£35*
Thursday, 2.30PM: £20/£25/£30*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

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Stefan Adegbola
Stefan Adegbola (Buckingham)
Derbhle Crotty
Derbhle Crotty (Elizabeth)
Heledd Gwynn
Heledd Gwynn (Ratcliffe/Hastings)
Tom Kanji
Tom Kanji (Clarence/Catesby)
Michael Matus
Michael Matus (Edward/Stanley/1st Citizen/Oxford)
Leila Mimmack
Leila Mimmack (Anne/Norfolk)
Tom Mothersdale
Tom Mothersdale (Richard III)
Eileen Nicholas
Eileen Nicholas (Duchess of York)
Caleb Roberts
Caleb Roberts (Richmond/Messenger)
John Sackville
John Sackville (Henry)
William Shakespeare (Writer)
John Haidar (Director)
Chiara Stephenson (Designer)
Elliot Griggs (Lighting Designer)
George Dennis (Sound Designer and Composition)
Sam Stevenson (Casting Director)
Ali Pidsley (Associate Director)
Headlong (Producer)
Alexander Palace (Producer)
Bristol Old Vic (Producer)
Royal and Derngate, Northampton (Producer)
Oxford Playhouse (Producer)


  • A group stand on a ledge one wears a crown
  • Two men stand facing each other under a crown suspended in the air
  • a line of people stand in front of a man on a throne above them
  • a man stands in a crown documents fly around him
  • two men throw dust and dirt at him on the ground
  • to men fight one has a knife
  • a woman stands in feathers and leather
  • a man in a crown looks angry at a woman