RICHARD III at the Market Theatre is a stunning contemporary production with 3 actors playing all the roles in Shakespeare’s play. How they do it is beyond me – playing one role in a Shakespeare tragic drama is enough of a challenge. Excellent performances, very clever stage set, and amazing use of over the top costumes.
Make sure you read up on the plot first although there is a really useful and informative programme available for the princely (no pun intended) sum of R10. Tickets when we went on a Tues night were R60. Where else can you get that kind of value for really good theatre? But I must say time and place kept concertina-ing as the various royal family names were introduced – Lancaster, Clarence, Buckingham, York, Norfolk, Northumberland, Richmond, … all street names in Craighall Park ! All we miss in the suburb is a Gloucester and Tudor Ave!
Richard III is on until 24th April.