“… a stark, riveting, theatrical experience.”
R3 is a radical re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Richard III as told by the story’s women, engulfed in a nightmare world of power, politics and war. R3 is a story that is both timely and timeless. Do monsters exist in humanity? What do our contemporary monsters look like? And who is responsible for their creation? Our story is told from point of view of the Queens – Elizabeth, Margaret, Lady Anne, The Duchess of York – as they each fight for some shard of power. As furies, these women confront Richard, in his nightmare-world, and Richard, the charming performer and master of deceit, delights in making us his accomplices – threatening our very essence as human beings.
This production would not have been possible without the generous support of The Princess Grace Foundation, Ronni Lacroute and the Headwaters Artists in Residence Program.