Richard III (2008): The Faction
PrRichard III (2008)
CAST INCLUDED: Daniel Brisco (Richmond); Filip Krenus (Edward IV); Mark Leipacher (Richard III); Derval Mellett (Queen Elizabeth); Daniel Millar (Buckingham); Kate Sawyer (Lady Anne).
This production ran at the Brockley Jack Theatre, London from 17 October - 8 November 2008. Production information taken from Theatre Record; may be incomplete.
"Brave: that's one way to describe Mark Leipacher's production of Richard III. More than two dozen actors crowd the black-box theatre's small stage to recite pretty much the entirety of Shakespeare's early history play - major cuts are for wimps. There are no props either: when a chair is called for, the players' bodies create the necessary illusion. Richard's horse is a splendid human-flesh-and-bones creation, and the seething floor of crawling ghosts is a memorable image of the sort that's only possible if you're not averse to having a crowd on stage....The dress code is present-day smart-casual. A little more formality in the costume department might have helped to identify the characters." ~ Robert Shore, Time Out London, 23 October 2008, in Theatre Record 2008, Issue 21