01 Sep 22
The Royal Shakespeare Company's new production of Richard III, Shakespeare's savagely comic analysis of the exercise of power, screens at Picturehouse on Wednesday 28 September.
Young Richard of Gloucester uses the chaos of the Wars of the Roses to begin his unscrupulous climb to power. Despite being manifestly unfit to govern, he seizes the crown, as King Richard III. But how does he do it? How do we let tyrants get away with it? How do they find their way to power? Why do we buy into it? And how can it be stopped? Richard III reminds us both of the dangers of tyranny, and of our duty not to let it go unchecked.
Arthur Hughes (Vassa, The Innocents, #Sugarwater, Then Barbara met Alan) is 'glittering, magnetic' (Financial Times) as King Richard III in this 'powerfully compelling, thoroughly absorbing' production (Midlands What's On) directed by Gregory Doran.
Don't miss this 5-star production of Shakespeare's villainous king in the throes of jealousy and murder: RSC: Richard III screens at Picturehouse on Wednesday 28 September. Book Now.
To celebrate this must-see cinema event, we've teamed up with Trafalgar Releasing, the RSC and the Arden Hotel to give you the chance to win:
• Two tickets to see to see another of Shakespeare's enduring classics, All's Well That Ends Well, in the RSC's iconic Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 8 October.
• A delicious two or three course pre-theatre dinner for two at the RSC's critically acclaimed Rooftop Restaurant.
• A luxurious overnight stay in the beautiful Arden Hotel, directly across from the theatre on Saturday 8 October, with breakfast included.
• A £150 contribution towards travel expenses.
For a chance to win, simply email [email protected] with RSC Richard III in the subject line with your booking reference. Bought a ticket in cinemas? Send us a picture instead.
The competition closes on Friday 16 September 2022. Please ensure you are available on Saturday 8 October.
Open to UK residents only. Entrants must be at least 18 years old. Booking cinema tickets to see RSC: Richard III at Picturehouse cinemas is a condition of entry. The winners will be picked at random and contacted via their method of entry. The prize is only valid to be redeemed on Saturday 8 October. Our standard competition terms and conditions apply.
Prize includes: One night stay at the Arden hotel on Saturday 8 October for two guests including breakfast; Two tickets to see All's Well That Ends Well at the RSC's Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon; A two or three course pre-theatre dinner for two at the RSC's Rooftop Restaurant; £150 towards travel expenses. The prize is valid on Saturday 8 October 2022 only and the overnight hotel stay must be taken and booked on this date. Any other purchases to be settled on departure. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Prize offered subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. The prize is non-refundable and non-transferrable. No cash alternative available. The competition closes on Friday 16 September. Winners will be contacted within 5 days of the closing date.
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