The Llanarth Group is pleased to announce that the Arts Council of Wales has provided our funding request to support our completely new performance of richard III redux.
Premiere: March 8-17, 2018 at Chapter Arts Centre (Cardiff), and touring.
Richard III: Bogeyman. Villain. Evil incarnate.
Or is he?
What if he is she?
What if the ‘ hideous…. deformed, hobbling, hunchbacked cripple’ is portrayed by someone funny, female, feminist, and with the same form of scoliosis?
How might the story change, the body change, the acting change, the character change when explored by a disabled actress with deadly comic timing and a dislike for horses? How would previous star vehicle Richards measure up? Olivier, McKellan, Pacino, Spacey – watch out – the mighty Richard III Redux has you in the frame….
Following their critically acclaimed collaboration on Cosy, Sara Beer will take on Richard III and his previous (non-disabled) interpreters with award-winning playwright Kaite O'Reilly and director Phillip Zarrilli, joined by filmmaker Paul Whittaker.
‘Sara Beer… steals the show… a brilliant and disconcerting comic turn…’ [Gary Raymond ‘The Arts Desk’ on ‘Cosy’ 2016.]
‘O Reilly is a writer to cherish…’ [Lyn Gardner. The Guardian.]