Royal Shakespeare Company’s Richard III to be shown in cinemas this September

While Henry VI: Rebellion and Wars of the Roses will stream online

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s current production of Richard III is to be broadcast to cinemas this September.

The piece will be available to watch in cinemas across the UK from 28 September 2022.

Directed by Gregory Doran the production features Arthur Hughes in the title role and is the first time that the part of Richard III has been performed by a disabled actor in the RSC’s history.

Richard III will also be broadcast as live direct into UK classrooms for free on Thursday 24 November.

Meanwhile, the RSC has announced that both parts of Henry VI: Rebellion and Wars of the Roses will also be available to watch on demand via the Royal Shakespeare Company website from Wednesday, 13 July until Saturday, 30 September 2022.

The productions were recorded live during their original run in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 2022 and, together with Henry VI Part One, chart the vivid and enthralling story of The Wars of the Roses and the brutal struggle for the English crown.

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Erica Whyman, RSC Acting Artistic Director, said: “I am delighted that we will share this critically acclaimed Richard III on screen. Gregory Doran, Artistic Director Emeritus, has directed a vivid and imaginative production, in which Arthur Hughes is both terrifying and gloriously charismatic.

“We remain deeply committed to making our work as accessible as possible so I am delighted that audiences in cinemas and at home, and students in their classrooms will be able to see this marvellous cast in Shakespeare’s shockingly timely play about tyranny. We have adapted all of our Shakespeare productions in this way since 2012, most recently Much Ado About Nothing and The Winter’s Tale on BBC iPlayer, part of our decade-long project to capture all of Shakespeare’s plays on screen.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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