What: Richard III by William Shakespeare
Where: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon
When: Late June to early July 2022
Who: The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
This is a very good RSC production. It fades a little in the final third but on the whole, it has much to offer. And frankly, if you look through my recent reviews of the Stratford-Upon-Avon-based theatre, it hasn’t been too often I have been able to say that in the last 5 years.
Of course, the shutdown because of the pandemic has affected the percentages, but some productions have been a real struggle.
The recent Much Ado Nothing had some good sections. Measure for Measure and the Comedy of Errors were absolutely excellent, and far, far beyond my expectations. But, most often the RSC seems to have been embroiled in experimentation, tricky notions and slightly bizarre shapes for their own shape.