‘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 Associate Artist John Haidar.
Richard III is a co-production between Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic with Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Oxford Playhouse.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Mothersdale rules the stage” – The Times
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A superb performance, from a star in the making.” – The Stage
“Tom Mothersdale hypnotises as the unhinged overlord” – The Guardian
Matinee performances begin at 14:00. Evening performances begin at 19:30
• 2 hrs, 40 mins (including 20 min interval)
• Ages 12+
• Contains bloody scenes of violence, including gunfire, and murder
Pre-ordered drinks can be collected during the interval of the performance.
Choose from a selection of Tapas before the show at our Theatre Bar.
Tickets must be purchased in advance – no theatre tickets are sold on site. Tickets can be booked online or over the phone via See Tickets. Booking for each performance closes online at 18:00.
Please ensure that you bring your e-ticket with you, either a printed copy or digitally on your smartphone.
Get here early and soak up the atmosphere of our Festival Village – featuring a line-up of the finest names in London street food and an eclectic bill of bands and DJs. Start your gig the right way.
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Alexandra Palace is run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. It’s loved by many people: as a historic landmark, ice rink, legendary gig venue, exhibition centre, theatre, park with panoramic views and more. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic our income has fallen catastrophically and our survival is at risk. Your support can help: as a charity, every £1 we receive is reinvested back into the organisation and will help us get back on our feet.