Richard III

5ed i 8fed Awst
Cyfarwyddwyd gan Terry Ram

Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace,
Have no delight to pass away the time,
Unless to spy my shadow in the sun
And descant on mine own deformity:
And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover,
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.

This was our first production of one of Shakespeare's history plays, in which he presents Richard Duke of Gloucester scheming, plotting and murdering his way to the crown.


The Duchess of York, the Queen MotherMarian Dawe
King Edward IVMartin Wigley
George, Duke of ClarenceGraham Ellis
Richard, Duke of GloucesterRichard Carwardine
Queen Elizabeth, wife of King EdwardGeorgina Ferry
Edward, Prince of WalesSara Knowland
Richard, Duke of YorkHenry Morris
Son and daughter to ClarenceWilliam Long, Eleanor Baker
Lord Rivers, brother of Queen ElizabethRobin Rochford
Lord Grey, son of Elizabeth by her first marriageMarcus Baker
Margaret of Anjou, widow of the former Prince of WalesTerry Ram
Lady Anne, widow of former Prince of WalesFiona Fulton
Earl of Richmond, Henry Tudor, afterwards HenryVIIEdward Long
Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby, stepfather to RichmondIan Wood
Duke of BuckinghamBill Rowlinson
Duke of NorfolkMartin Wigley
Lord Hastings, the Lord ChamberlainDan Power
John Morton, Bishop of ElyMike Hall
Sir Richard RatcliffeClive Burgess
Sir William CatesbyGraham Ellis
Sir James Tyrell, an assassinRichard Morris
Sir Robert Brackenbury, Keeper of the Tower of LondonChristopher Baker
Sir James BluntChristopher Baker
Lord Mayor of LondonDavid Bullen
MurdererDavid Barber
MessengersEleanor Baker, William Long, Henry Morris
PriestsMike Hall, Dan Power
PagesSam Light, William Long
CitizensLinda Kirk, Jane Morris


Stage DirectionTerry Ram and members of cast
Lighting DesignDavid Long
Chief ElectricianEdward Morris
Original musicRichard Morris
Music assistantKaren Ruzicka
Additional percussionRobin Rochford
Costumes byKitty Burrows
Properties and WardrobePenny Bosworth and Karen Ruzicka
Tents and banners designed byAtlanta Duffy
Poster & Website DesignDavid Gosling
Front of HouseJane Hall, Hilary Rowlinson, Emma Tyas
SetRobert Fitzmartin & Henry VIII


ViolinJackie Cima
ViolaKaren Ruzicka
CelloRachel Threlfall
FluteEric Sheldon
KeyboardJulian Cima
1st TrumpetChristopher Lindley
2nd TrumpetCatherine Jones
PercussionSue Cima, Rachel Connolly, Robin Rochford
HornRhys Davies
Trombone/trumpetJohn Jones
VoiceJane Morris