My Kingdom for a Knight

Posted by ap507 at Mar 12, 2014 12:31 PM |
University of Leicester theatre group LUTheatre to revive award-winning chess-themed production of Richard III
My Kingdom for a Knight

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The University's theatre group, LUTheatre, is making a giant 20ft² chessboard the stage for a revived production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III from March to April 2014 – and is assembling a cast of 32 actors to represent its pieces.

LUTheatre will stage two runs of the production, which is endorsed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the Students’ Union and Leicester Cathedral, taking place from 7:00pm onwards on the following dates:

  • Thursday 20 March – Saturday 22 March 2014 – at Queen’s Hall, Students’ Union, University of Leicester
  • Wednesday 2 April – Friday 4 April 2014 – at Leicester Cathedral

The play is itself a revival of a production by LUTheatre staged in 2003, which proved so popular that its theatrical run was extended at Leicester Cathedral.

The production will also coincide with ‘Now is the Winter’, a competition run by the School of English which will see students from schools across Leicestershire put their own modern spin on the famous opening soliloquy of Richard III. More information on this can be found here.

Tickets for LUTheatre’s production of Richard III are £10 (concessions are £7) and are available from Embrace Arts here.

  • The Dig for Richard III was led by the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and in association with the Richard III Society.  The originator of the Search project was Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society.
  • Press Release

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