Richard III

‘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.

Please note:

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.


    How to get here

    Alexandra Palace
    Alexandra Palace Way
    N22 7AY

    Tube: Wood Green
    Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
    Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus