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Richard III

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Road Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0UE United Kingdom (map)

I have no brother, I am like no brother;
And this word 'love,' which graybeards call divine,
Be resident in men like one another
And not in me: I am myself alone.

War is over. Peace and prosperity have been restored after decades of strife. The Kingdom rejoices. All but Richard. The King's brother finds no joy in peace. He wants the crown for himself. And he will take it, no matter the cost, no matter how many lies are told, no matter how many lives are lost.

But this is not a desperate grab for power. He plans, he manipulates, he smiles and charms. He suppresses and smothers all the voices who would challenge him. This is a 'post-truth' world indeed.

Played in the spectacular setting of the Kibble Palace Glasshouse, this new production of the tale of Shakespeare’s gloriously terrifying malcontent is performed by a cast of four actors. By turns, thrilling and horrifying, and shot through with the blackest of humour, this production is essential viewing for today’s turbulent times.

Please note that this is an indoor performance. Seating is provided.

RUNNING TIME: 2hrs 10mins


Emma Clifton – Wardrobe Supervisor

Vanessa Coffey – Actor playing Queen Elizabeth

Jennifer Dick – Director & Adaptor

Adam Donaldson – Actor playing Buckingham & Richmond

Robert Elkin – Actor playing Richard

Suzie Goldberg – Stage Manager

Emma Harley – Deputy Stage Manager

Robin Hellier – Fight Director

Kirsty McDuff – Actor playing Lady Anne, Prince Edward & Tyrrel

Sam Ramsay – Production Manager

Siobhan Randle – Wardrobe Supervisor


Adapted & Directed by Jennifer Dick

Thurs 18th July 8.00p.m.
(Preview tickets: £15)

Fri 19th July – Sat 3rd August 8.00 p.m.
(no performances on Sundays or Mondays)

Venue: Kibble Palace Glasshouse

£23 / £18 Concession / £12 Equity members

£13 Tuesdays – All tickets £13 on Tuesday performances

Box Office: 0141 429 0022

Earlier Event: July 18
Later Event: July 29
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