Front Foot theatre use the Meisner Technique in all their productions, including their upcoming dystopian take on Shakespeare classic Richard III, running at London’s Cockpit Theatre from 14 October to 4 November 2017. Meet the cast and have a peek into the rehearsals to see how preparations are progressing…
Richard III is a timeless and universal story of the rise and fall of a dictator. A twisted antagonist, Richard enlists the audience as his co-conspirators and encourages them to witness his devious plots in becoming King. Fuelled by jealousy manipulation and deceit, he aims at the crown and takes to destroy all who stand in his way including those closest to him.
Director Lawrence Carmichael brings his international reputation for stage combat and physical theatre to create a fierce, bold and highly relevant production about fear and power. Watch the show teaser trailer and read about the company and the Meisner Technique here.
Front Foot’s husband and wife co-founders Kim Hardy and Julia Papp play Richard and Lady Anne. Hardy’s previous credits include The Seagull, Proof, Les Miserables, Three Sisters, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. Papp’s previous credits include The Seagull, Proof, King Lear, Uncle Vanya, The Crucible and As You Like It.
They’re joined in the 16-strong cast by: Fiona Tong (RSC’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Coriolanus, The Broken Heart) as the Duchess of York, Oliver Hewett (The Tempest, Jerusalem) as King Edward IV/Mayor of London/Earl of Oxford, Thomas Walker Barron (Richard III, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) as George Clarence/Archbishop/Lord Blunt, Helen Rose Hampton (Blithe Spirit, The Lady from Dubuque) as Queen Elizabeth, Anglea Harvey (The Tempest) as Queen Margaret, Luke MacLeod (Macbeth, A Streetcar Named Desire) as Earl Rivers/Bishop of Ely/Priest/Lord Herbert, Alex Stevens (Othello, Titus Andronicus) as Lord Grey/Prince Edward/Lieutenant/Messenger, Guy Faith (Julius Caesar, Endgame) as the Duke of Buckingham, Lawrence O’Connor (Noah’s Ark, The Little Prince) as Lord Stanley, Matt Hastings (Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing) as Lord William Hastings, Simon Rodda (Measure for Measure, Love Struck) as Richmond/Brackenbury/Cardinal, Liam Murray Scott (Cream, The Lady from the Sea) as Sir Catesby/1st Murderer/1st Citizen/Duke of Norfolk, James Unsworth (Othello, Love in Freefall) as Sir Ratcliffe/2nd Murderer/2nd Citizen/Earl of Surrey and Rowan Winter (The Heart of Marxness, Unprotected) as Duke of York/3rd Citizen/Executioner/Messenger.