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Show created 7 February 2015 in Schaubühne, Berlin
Production Schaubühne, Berlin

Corealisation Théâtre de Vidy and Opéra de Lausanne

Director Thomas Ostermeier
Translation Marius von Mayenburg
Scenography Jan Pappelbaum
Dramaturgy Florian Borchmeyer
Music Nils Ostendorf
Lighting designer Erich Schneider
Video Sébastien Dupouey
Costume designer Florence von Gerkan
Collaboration costumes Ralf Tristan Sczesny
Puppets Susanne Claus, Dorothee Metz
Choreographer of battle René Lay

Richard III Lars Eidinger
Buckingham Moritz Gottwald
Elizabeth Eva Meckbach
Lady Anne Jenny König
Hastings / Brakenbury / Ratcliff David Ruland
Catesby / Margaret / Premier assassin Robert Beyer
Edward / Le Lord-Maire de Londres / Deuxième assassin Thomas Bading
Clarence / Dorset / Stanley / Prince de Galles (Puppet) Christoph Gawenda
Rivers / York (Puppet) Laurenz Laufenberg / Bernardo Arias Porras
Batteur Thomas Witte

Thursday 11 January 2018, 7PM
Friday 12 January 2018, 8PM
Saturday 13
January 2018, 7PM

Ticket price CHF 21.- to 125.-
In German, surtitled in French and English
Duration: 2h45 (no intermission)

Behold Richard, Duke of Gloucester, as deformed as he is greedy and devious. Behold the winter of man and of power. Richard embodies evil, the ugliness of his body intermingled with the blackness of his soul. They said he was eccentric and incapable, yet he takes center-stage. They said he was cunning and dreadful, yet he becomes attractive. His skilful tongue and Machiavellian mind help him woo his staunchest enemies, including Princess Anne whose husband and father he murders and who he marries. This extraordinary manipulator infiltrates the inner workings of the powerful, making them tumble one by one for his own profit and becoming their venomous, perverse and fascinating genius.


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