The Almeida Theatre announces the launch of Almeida Theatre Live with a live broadcast of RICHARD III to cinemas around the world, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment.
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The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold’s production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July.
Almeida Theatre Live will give worldwide audiences the opportunity to see plays from the stage at the Almeida’s London home for the first time. The Almeida Theatre and distributor Picturehouse Entertainment are partnering to broadcast RICHARD III, produced by Illuminations.
The production will be filmed using multiple cameras around the stage and auditorium, with John Wyver as producer. Wyver currently produces the RSC Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon international broadcasts, and with Illuminations he previously worked on filmed versions for the BBC of Hamlet with David Tennant and Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, which was directed by Rupert Goold. For the screen, Rupert also directedRichard II for the BBC’s The Hollow Crown series.
The full cast of RICHARD III is: David Annen, Joseph Arkley, Osman Baig, Benedict Barker, Tom Canton, Daniel Cerqueira, Simon Coates, Josh Collins, Susan Engel, Ralph Fiennes (Richard III), James Garnon, Mark Hadfield, Scott Handy, Lev Levermore, Finbar Lynch, Aislίn McGuckin, Joseph Mydell, Lukas Parish, Vanessa Redgrave (Queen Margaret), Joshua Riley, Lukas Rolfe , Joanna Vanderham, Baxter Westby and Oliver Whitehouse.
RICHARD III will be designed by Hildegard Bechtler, with costume by Jon Morrell, sound and composition by Adam Cork, lighting by Jon Clark and fight direction by Terry King. Casting is by Joyce Nettles.