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Richard III

Award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition’s hotly-anticipated production of Richard III will be coming to Bristol Cathedral on 24 and 25 July, following sell-out performances of their acclaimed production of Henry V last year.

The Wars of the Roses are over and King Edward IV rules England. But his brother, Richard, is in no mood to celebrate. With murder, deceit and dark humour as his weapons, Richard overcomes friends and foes alike to seize the crown. But as the body count rises, he soon learns that a throne founded on blood offers little security. Antic Disposition's thrilling new production of Shakespeare’s darkly comic drama will be staged in the middle of the Cathedral’s Victorian Nave. Casting will be announced shortly. The production will visit some of the UK’s finest cathedrals, including Bristol, Salisbury, Gloucester, Leicester, Peterborough and Ely, before concluding at Temple Church, London.

"expect a fast-moving, visually striking production in a spectacular setting – and a very warm welcome!" Ben Horslen, Director, Antic Disposition. Read the full interview with Ben.

“We are thrilled that Antic Disposition are returning to Bristol Cathedral and bringing Richard III into our Nave. Bringing Shakespeare’s drama and language into the building is a wonderful experience" Naomi Miller, Development Director

Richard III will be performed at Bristol Cathedral on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 July at 7.30pm. Tickets are £25 (under 18s concessions and premium tickets also available). Book online.

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