Produced by BAM, The Old Vic & Neal Street
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sam Mendes
Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey owns the stage as Shakespeare's outrageous villain Richard III. At the climax of the Wars of the Roses, Richard watches his brother ascend the throne of England and confides in us-with all the profound bitterness of an outcast born with a hunchback and malformed leg-his intention to seize the crown. Navigating an imposing assemblage of some of Shakespeare's greatest female characters, Richard-played brilliantly by the mercurial and mordantly funny Spacey-lusts for power, assuring his own bloody rise and fall.
Academy Award winner Sam Mendes directs the transatlantic cast in the final production of The Bridge Project, a three-year partnership uniting BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street.
Co-commissioned by and produced in association with Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Centro Niemeyer Spain, Doha Film Institute, Hong Kong Arts Festival, The Istanbul Theatre Festival (IKSV) &The Istanbul Municipal Theatre, Kay and McLean Productions, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, SHN-Carole Shorenstein-Hays & Robert Nederlander, and Singapore Repertory Theatre.
The complete acting company is as follows: Maureen Anderman, Stephen Lee Anderson, Jeremy Bobb, Nathan Darrow, Jack Ellis*, Haydn Gwynne*, Chuk Iwuji, Isaiah Johnson, Gemma Jones*, Andrew Long, Katherine Manners*, Howard W Overshown, Simon Lee Phillips*, Gary Powell*, Michael Rudko, Annabel Scholey*, Kevin Spacey, Gavin Stenhouse*, Hannah Stokely*, Chandler Williams
*Indicates British member of company
Jack Ellis, Haydn Gwynne, Gemma Jones, Katherine Manners, Simon Lee Phillips, Gary Powell, Annabel Scholey, Gavin Stenhouse, and Hannah Stokely are appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. Maureen Anderman, Stephen Lee Anderson, Jeremy Bobb, Nathan Darrow, Chuk Iwuji, Isaiah Johnson, Andrew Long, Michael Rudko, Kevin Spacey, and Chandler Williams are appearing with the permission of UK Equity, in corporating Variety Artistes' Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
Scenery by Tom Piper
Costumes by Catherine Zuber
Lighting by Paul Pyant
Projection by Jon Driscoll
Sound by Gareth Fry
Music by Mark Bennett
Musical Coordination and Direction by Curtis Moore
Fight Direction by Terry King
Artistic Associate Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Casting by Daniel Swee and Maggie Lunn
International Tour Producer Claire Béjanin