Richard III

"What do I fear? Myself?"

After decades of civil war, the nation hangs in the balance. Enter Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to change the course of history.

Richard was not born to be a king, but he’s set his sights on the crown. So begins his campaign of deceit, manipulation and violence – and he’s killing it.

Yet, behind his ambition lies a murderous desire to be loved.

Tom Mothersdale plays Shakespeare’s iconic villain, as Headlong returns to the Playhouse in this latest OP80 co-production, directed by Headlong Associate Artist John Haidar.


Duration: 2 hours 40mins with interval

Book Tickets

Book Tickets

Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic with Royal and Derngate, Northampton and Oxford Playhouse.

By William Shakespeare

Directed by John Haidar

Age guideline 12+

 Full Circle and Enjoy get 50% off a pair of tickets for opening night or Saturday matinee.

undefined tickets available on Wed and Thu eve.

Post show talk: Wednesday

Spotlight: Thursday

Contains bloody scenes and violence.

Richard III is sponsord by Macdonald Randolph Hotel


  • (Tom) Mothersdale rules the stage.
    The Times
  • A superb performance, from a star in the making.
    The Stage
  • Sharp, intelligent… a speedy, focused, modern retelling from Headlong.
    The Metro
  • Tom Mothersdale‘s murderous monarch reigns in Headlong’s thrilling production.
    Time Out

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