BE ASTOUNDED BY THE BARD'S ACCLAIMED CLASSIC
October 07, 2004
Prepare to be astounded at the amazing half-man, half-dog human oddity as he transforms before your very eyes into the most dastardly, vexatious, repugnant, magnificent hunchback king you are ever likely to meet in your own lifetime in this latest version of Shakespeare's classic work.
Internationally acclaimed KAOS Theatre presents a piece of historical misrepresentation, an absolute lie told beautifully.
Based on historical events that concluded in the year 1485, when the rule of the Plantagenet family over England was replaced by the Tudor monarchy, the play is a furious, fascinating, free-for-all-story of a tyrant's bloody rise and bloody fall, comprising dark physical theatre, video, intrigue, and a red carpet.
Richard III is directed by Xavier Leret, who has just celebrated his 10th year at the artistic director of KAOS Theatre.
As well as numerous writing and directing projects for the company, he has recently directed the world premiere of Tony Harrison's ‘A Common London', A Theatrical Mass Chorus of Disapproval at Parliament Square, and was an Associate Director for The Concert for Peace at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
The ensemble acting company comprises four faces familiar to KAOS audiences.
Jack Corcoran's previous theatre credits include Albie in A Box of Ears and David in Men from the Boys, both from Plymouth Theatre Royal, Blue Swimmer in Cobalt Blue with Stylophonic and performances with Schism Theatre and Stan's Café.
Jane Hartley studied with Desmond Jones, Nigel Charnock, Jos Houben, Andrew Dawson, David Glass and Joff Chafer before appearing as Tanzi in Trafford Tanzi, Rose in ‘Dancing at Lughnasa', Rossaline in ‘As You Like It' and Therese in ‘Therese Raquin'.
Ralf Higgins has appeared in a wide variety of physical, contemporary and classical roles with companies such as Alarmist, Divas, DreamThinkSpeak, The World Turned Upside-down and visual vaudevillians The Wild Wigglers.
Sarah Thom trained with Jacques Lecoq, and as well as working with KAOS over the last three years, has her own site-specific company, Angels in the Architecture, whose productions include Still Life at Aldwych Tube Station, London.
Other credits include numerous shows with Trestle Theatre Company, Ophaboom, Kazzum, Jactito and Jasperian Theatre.
To book tickets call the box office on (01344) 484123.