Shakespeare’s play has been adapted and transported to 1960s London, where the Krays reign supreme and hold the East End in terror – in a nod to these famous twins, Richard himself is split into two distinct characters.
I talk to Liam Joseph and Callum O’Brien, founders of Moonchild Theatre Company about their upcoming new play Pluto. Liam and Callum are both friends who met through working at the Harold Pinter theatre when working front of house.
Tales of plague-ridden London were Christine Foster’s inspiration to write the play, so it’s no surprise that this is where the story’s strongest. Because we never leave the cell, we – like the prisoners – have to rely on infrequent reports from outside as and when they come.