Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave star in live screening of Richard III at Gainsborough

The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut in Gainsborough next week with Shakespeare's Richard III, starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 14th July 2016, 7:00 am
Ralph Fiennes stars as Richard III in a live screening of Shakespeare's play at Gainsborough. Picture: Hugo Glendinning
Ralph Fiennes stars as Richard III in a live screening of Shakespeare's play at Gainsborough. Picture: Hugo Glendinning

War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to seize his brother’s crown.

Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict.

Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold’s searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric of British history.

Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict.

The screening at Trinity Arts centre is on Thursday, July 21 at 7pm.

Tickets are £12 and £10 on 01427 676655 or http://bit.ly/29nC8CC