TitleRichard III
AuthorShakespeare, William
VenueLyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night6/30/1990
Press Night7/25/1990
Closing Night9/18/1991
Performance Length3 hours, 35 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
AwardsOliviers for Actor of the Year (Ian McKellen), Best Lighting Designer (Jean Kalman)
Olivier nomination for Best Director of a Play (Richard Eyre)
Number of Performances105
Performer Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE119933Gordon; NicholasEdward, Prince of Wales, son to King Edward / Page
ROLE119941Kvale; HelenUnderstudy: Lady Anne, widow of Edard, Prince of Wales, son of King Henry VI
ROLE119942Beazley; SamGhost of Henry VI / Lord Mayor of London / Understudy: Sir Robert Brakenbury, Lietenant of the Tower / Understudy: Keeper in the Tower / Understudy: Sir James Blunt
ROLE119943Higgins; ClareQueen Elizabeth, wife to King Edward / Understudy: Queen Margaret, widow of King Henry VI
ROLE119945Marchant; StephenMarquess of Dorset, son to Queen Elizabethby her former marriage / Understudy: Lord Grey, son to Queen Elizabeth / Understudy: James Tyrrel - Early of Surrey / Understudy: Henry, Earl of Richmond
ROLE119946Hutchinson; DerekSir William Catesby / Understudy: Duke of Buckingham / Understudy: First Murderer - Lord Lovel - Duke of Norfolk
ROLE119947Simpson; RichardBishop of Ely / Sir James Blunt / Understudy: Ghost of Henry VI
ROLE119948Jeffrey; PeterGeorge, Duke of Clarence, brother to King Edward / Understudy: King Edward IV
ROLE119949Bremmer; RichardSir Robert Brakenbury, Lieutenant of the Tower / Scrivener - Second Citizen / Understudy: Richardm Duke of Gloucester, younger brother to King Edward
ROLE119953Sullivan; PeterAnthony Woodville, Earl Rivers, brother to Queen Elizabeth / Understudy: Lord Mayor of London / Understudy: James Tyrrel - Early of Surrey / Understudy: First Murderer - Lord Lovel - Duke of Norfolk
ROLE119955Strong; MarkFirst Murderer / Lord Lovel / Duke of Norfolk / Understudy: Lord Hastings, Lord Chamberlain
ROLE119956McKee; PhilSecond Murderer / Understudy: Sir Richard Ratcliffe / Understudy: First Murderer - Lord Lovel - Duke of Norfolk / Understudy: Second Murderer / Understudy: Scrivener - Second Citizen / Understudy: Page
ROLE119957Purchase; BruceKing Edward IV / Earl of Oxford / Understudy: George, Duke of Clarence, brother to King Edward
ROLE119958Collings; DavidLord Stanley / Understudy: Scrivener - Second Citizen / Understudy: First Citizen
ROLE119959McKellen; Sir; Ian (1939-)Richard, Duke of Gloucester, younger brother to King Edward
ROLE119962Redman; JoyceDuchess of York, mother to King Edward and his brothers
ROLE107932Allen; MartinPercussion
ROLE119928Burnett; SandyKeyboards
ROLE116252Rae; ColinTrumpet / Percussion
ROLE143394Cronin; TheoEdward, Prince of Wales, son to King Edward / Page
ROLE143395Blake; SimonEdward, Prince of Wales, son to King Edward / Page
ROLE143396Hearne; MatthewRichard, Duke of York, son to King Edward
ROLE143397Monro; RossRichard, Duke of York, son to King Edward
ROLE143398Scott; AlexRichard, Duke of York, son to King Edward
ROLE143399Engel; SusanQueen Margaret, widow of King Henry VI / Understudy: Duchess of York, mother to King Edward and his brothers
ROLE143400Matheson; EveLady Anne, widow of Edward, Prince of Wales, son of King Henry VI / Understudy: Queen Elizabeth, wife to King Edward
ROLE143401Hurley; ColinLord Grey, son to Queen Elizabeth / Henry, Earl of Richmond
ROLE143402Bradley; DavidLord Hastings, Lord Chamberlain / Sir Walter Herbert
ROLE143403Cox; BrianDuke of Buckingham / Understudy: Sir Walter Herbert / Understudy: Earl of Oxford
ROLE143404O'Callaghan; RichardSir Richard Ratcliffe
ROLE143405Kae-Kazim; HakeemJames Tyrrel - Earl of Surrey / Understudy: Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers, brother to Queen Elizabeth / Understudy: Marquess of Dorset, son to Queen Elizabeth by her former marriage / Understudy: Sir William Catesby
ROLE143406Blane; NicholasKeeper in the Tower / First Citizen / Understudy: Lord Stanley / Understudy: Bishop of Ely
Creative Roles
RecordNameRole
ROLE103141Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)Playwright
ROLE109358Crowley; BobDesigner
ROLE116248Kalman; JeanLighting
ROLE105998Muldowney; DominicMusic
ROLE114271Gibson; JaneMovement
ROLE119927Waller; JohnFights
ROLE104842Rodenburg; PatsyVoice Coach
ROLE104743Hulley; RodgerProduction Manager
ROLE104867Milling; DavidDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE117264Suffling; JaneDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE115626Myers; ScottSound
ROLE110409Rasmussen; WilliamDesign Assistant
ROLE109363Rowland; ChristineCostume Supervisor
ROLE119017Caulfield; JohnStage Manager
ROLE119777Bardsley; FionaAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE117259Fitt; WendyAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE113121Laurie; SueCompany Alexander Work
ROLE103477Haynes; JohnProduction Photographer
ROLE113258Rae; ColinTrumpet
ROLE119929Rae; ColinDrums
ROLE128151Beattie; RosemaryCompany Manager
ROLE128513Eyre; Sir; Richard (1943-)Director
ROLE120693Clayton; Laurence / LaurieAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE137941Monsey; CordeliaAssistant Director
Catalogue
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RNT/PO/5/197Richard III1990Set Photographs
RNT/PP/2/2/113King Lear / Richard III25 July 1990Lyttelton Posters
RNT/PR/4/1/463Richard IIIApril 1990 - December 1993Press Production Review Files
RNT/PR/4/1/466Richard IIIMay 1993 - May 1996Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/1/2/134bKing Lear / Richard III1990Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PP/2/2/114King Lear / Richard III25 July 1990Lyttelton Posters
RNT/PP/2/2/119Richard III5 April 1991Lyttelton Posters
RNT/PR/4/1/465Richard IIINovember 1991 - November 1992Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/2/2/128Richard III20 May 1992Lyttelton Posters
RNT/PP/5/225Richard III1990Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PR/4/1/464Richard IIIMay 1990 - December 1991Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/1/2/133King Lear / Richard III25 July 1990Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PP/2/6/129King Lear / Richard IIIDecember 1990Other Venue Posters
RNT/SM/1/343Richard III1990Prompt Scripts
RNT/PP/2/6/135Richard IIIOctober 1991Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/131Richard IIISeptember 1991Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/133Richard IIIOctober 1991Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/134Richard IIIOctober 1991Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/138Richard IIIOctober 1991Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/136Richard IIIOctober 1991Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/137Richard IIIOctober 1991Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/132Richard IIIOctober 1991Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/2/6/130Richard IIISeptember 1991Other Venue Posters
RNT/PP/1/2/134aKing Lear / Richard III1990Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PP/1/2/143Richard III5 April 1991Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PR/2/3/17Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Leeds5 June 1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/3/348Richard III1990Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/E/1/2/23Richard III / King Lear1990Education Department Show Files
RNT/E/2/2/2Richard III and King Lear Student Day 19911991Student Days
RNT/SM/2/3/93Richard III1990 - 1992Lyttelton Show Reports
RNT/PO/2/1/65aRichard III1990 - 1991Lyttelton Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/2/1/65bRichard III1991Lyttelton Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/2/1/65cRichard III / King Lear1990 - 1991Lyttelton Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/2/1/70Richard III1992 - 1993Lyttelton Production Office Show Files
RNT/CO/1/268Richard III1990Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/2/3/56Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Nottinghamc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/57Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Milanc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/26Two Shakespeare Tragedies Visit Tokyo27 July 1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/55Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Hamburgc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/58Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Madridc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/22Two Shakespeare tragedies visit Cardiff9 July 1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/46Two Shakespeare tragedies for world tourc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/13Miller and Shakespeare in double openings at The National.15 March 1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/R/1/1/17Richard III T-shirts1990Clothing
RNT/PP/1/2/134King Lear / Richard III25 July 1990Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/231King Lear / Richard III13 September 1990Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/232King Lear / Richard III21 November 1990Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/233King Lear / Richard III13 December 1990Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/234King Lear / Richard III13 December 1990Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/237King Lear / Richard III15 February 1991Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/235King Lear / Richard III07 February 1991Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/259Richard III09 June 1992Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/261Richard III23 June 1992Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/246Richard III21 October 1991Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/247Richard III29 October 1991Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/262Richard IIITouring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/258Richard III09 June 1992Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/263Richard III11 August 1992Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/265Richard III19 August 1992Touring programmes
RNT/PP/1/6/267Richard III15 September 1992Touring programmes
RNT/PR/2/3/47Two Shakespeare tragedies for world tourc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/3/48Miller and Shakespeare in double opening at The Nationalc.1990Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PP/3/6/144King Lear / Richard III1990Touring Printwork
RNT/R/1/4/3/49Richard III1990Postcards
RNT/PP/3/9/3/70cRichard III1991Lyttelton Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/3/70bRichard III1991Lyttelton Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/3/70aRichard III1990Lyttelton Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/3/70dRichard III1991Lyttelton Cast Lists
RNT/PP/3/9/3/70eRichard III1992Lyttelton Cast Lists
TM/28Richard III - Part One26 May 1992Theatre Museum Videos
TM/29Richard III - Part Two26 May 1992Theatre Museum Videos
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