On Saturday 5th February, Shakespeare fans will be on the edge of their seats with this new exciting production of Richard III coming to the Annesley Hall in Newcastle.
As the Down Arts Centre undoes a major renovation and extension, arts performances are being held in the Annesley Hall in Newcastle and The Lodge in Castlewellan. The works are expected to be completed later this year and Down arts’ lovers will enjoy a much improved facility on their doorstep.
This is a tale of love and madness, and one of Shakespeare’s best, if you can say one is better than the other. It is a brilliant story of a scheming hunchback who murders and plots his way to the throne of England.
It is the final chapter of the War of the Roses, and Richard III dramatises the life of one of the most diabolical and manipulative, yet charming and witty villains in Shakespeare’s incredible canon of characters. Embittered by his own physical deformities, the power-hungry Richard will stop at nothing to gain control of England, seducing and murdering his way to the throne.
Ben Kidd’s modern dress production for LOVE&MADNESS features a moody electro soundscape and enjoyed critical and audience acclaim during its ten week London run.
“Racy and understanding of the cut and thrust of political intrigue.” The Guardian.
“It all comes across as clearly as one of the great English stories should.” The Times.
The play starts at 8.00pm in The Annesley Hall, Newcastle.
Admission £10 / £8.
The duration is two hours including interval. Recommended for age 12+.
You can buy tickets for this performance AND “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” on Friday 4th February and receive a 10% discount ***
LOVE&MADNESS present Dario Fo’s dark and hilarious satire on corruption concerns the case of anarchist railway worker Giuseppe Pinelli who, it was claimed, ‘fell’ to his death from a police headquarters window in 1969. Dario Fo has always put a premium on entertainment, and this updated version by John Laskin and Michael Aquilante is no exception.
8.00pm, Friday 4th February in the The Annesley Hall, Newcastle.
Admission £10 / £8. Show last around two hours with interval.