Gina McKee will join Martin Freeman for Jamie Lloyd’s production of Richard III it has been confirmed.
The production is the first of Lloyd’s second season at Trafalgar Transformed and will run from 1st July until 27th September. McKee will play Queen Elizabeth opposite Freeman’s Richard III.
Additional casting includes Simon Coombs (Tyrrel), Philip Cumbus (Richmond), Gerald Kyd(Catesby), Paul Leonard (Stanley), Forbes Masson (Hastings), Paul McEwan (King Edward IV/Bishop of Ely), Mark Meadows (Clarence/Lord Mayor), Lauren O’Neil (Lady Anne), Maggie Steed (Queen Margaret) and Jo Stone-Fewings (Buckingham).
In the aftermath of civil war, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, makes a hateful resolution to claw his way to political power at any cost. A master of manipulation, subtle wit and beguiling charm, he orchestrates his unlawful ascent by spinning a ruthless web of deceit and betrayal. His staunch ambition soon begins to weigh heavy, as the new ruler finds himself utterly alone and steeped in dread, forced to answer for his bloody deeds and face the horrifying consequences.
Tickets for the show are on priority pre-sale now and go on general on sale at 10am on Tuesday. For more information and ticket details head over to www.trafalgartransformed.com