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Trial Of Richard III at Novello Theatre

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Shakespeare's King Richard III is standing trial for the murder of heirs, rivals, friends and wives. Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis will host as jury foreman and a cast including David Oakes (ITV's Victoria) will take the stand as witnesses. Evidence in the case will be acted out by young people from Shakespeare Schools Festival. Real life Court of Appeal judge Lady Justice Hallett will preside alongside four top criminal barristers. John Kelsey-Fry QC and Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC will form the defence with Ian Winter QC and Jonathan Laidlaw QC forming the prosecution. The audience will hold the power to decide to acquit or convict King Richard III. Following the success of Trial of Macbeth (2015) and Trial of Hamlet (2016), Shakespeare Schools Foundation is delighted to present a court case that could change the course of history. Trial of Richard III is a unique fundraising event. - Kae Alexander (Ready Play One, Fleabag, Game of Thrones) has been cast as Lady Anne - Tony Gardner (Fresh Meat, Lead Balloon, Last Tango in Halifax, My Parents Are Aliens) has been cast as Clarence The celebrity jury now includes: - Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP (Member for Wantage) - Lindsey Johns (Writer and Broadcaster) -Emily Cardin (Actor, writer and broadcaster. Recently started in Richard III (a one-woman show) at Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow) - Professor Russell Jackson (Emeritus Professor of Drama at University of Birmingham) - Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE (Space scientist and science educator) - Athena Stevens (Playwriter and Actor)

Venue Details & Map

Novello Theatre

5 Aldwych
0844 482 5115
Public transport:
Covent Garden (approx. 300m) Charing Cross (approx. 600m) Holborn (approx. 600m)

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