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Richard III

Synopsis
Video recording using three cameras of a performance of Richard III at the Lyttleton Theatre in the Royal National Theatre, London, on 30 April 1992, with Ian McKellen as Richard. Directed by Richard Eyre and designed by Bob Crowley. Videotaped for the National Video Archive of Performance by Roger Jenkins.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1992
Recording date
26 May 1992
Duration
186 mins

Credits

Director
Richard Eyre
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Dominic Muldowney
Production Design
Bob Crowley
Contributor
Roger Jenkins
Cast
Bruce PurchaseKing Edward IV
Rosalind KnightDuchess of York
Malcolm SinclairGeorge, Duke of Clarence
Alan PerrinLord Rivers
Anastasia HilleLady Anne
Antonia PembertonQueen Margaret
Bruce PurchaseEarl of Oxford
Charlotte CornwellQueen Elizabeth
Chris Walker 
Chris WalkerCitizen
Chris WalkerKeeper of the Tower
David BeamesSir William Catesby
David FoxxeSir James Blunt
David FoxxeBishop of Ely
Dominic HingoraniMurderer (1)
Ian McKellenRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Keith Bartlett 
Keith BartlettScrivener
Keith BartlettSir Robert Brackenbury
Olivia WilliamsMaid/Nurse/Mistress
Paul BazleyMarquis of Dorset
Peter DarlingEarl of Richmond
Peter DarlingLord Grey
Phil McKeeMurderer (2)
Phil McKeeLord Lovell
Richard BremmerStanley, Earl of Derby
Richard SimpsonSir Walter Herbert
Richard SimpsonLord Hastings
Sam BeazleyLord Mayor of London
Sam BeazleyGhost of King Henry VI
Simon Blake 
Terence RigbyDuke of Buckingham
Tim McMullanSir James Tyrrel
Tim Penta 
Tristram WymarkSir Richard Ratcliffe

Additional Details

Theatre
Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Theatre company
National Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
1930s
Plays
Richard III
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Richard III

Notes

Notes
There are many cast changes in this 1992 revival from the cast appearing on the opening night at the National Theatre 30 June 1990.
History
Opened at the Lyttelton, 30th June, 1990; closed 26th May, 1992. Toured UK and then performed in New York, Washington, St. Paul, Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles
Awards
Ian McKellen won a Society of West End Theatres (SWET) award for Best Actor for his performance as Richard.

Archive

Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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