NEW DIORAMA THEATRE
The Faction presented an epic and thrilling take on Shakespeare’s most entertaining villain with a company of 21 actors in The Faction’s trademark physical style.
Alexander Guiney, Amelia Donkor, Andy McLeod, Anna Maria Nabirye, Carmen Munroe, Christopher Adams, Christopher Birks, Christopher York, Damian Lynch, David Eaton, Gary Richards, Jeremy Ang Jones, Joss Wyre, Kate Sawyer, Lachlan McCall, Richard Delaney, Sakuntala Ramanee, Topher Naylor
Director Mark Leipacher
Lighting Designer Chris Withers
Sound Designer Lex Kosanke
Fight Director Kevin McCurdy
Company voice work William Trotter
Stage Manager Roshan Conn
Production and promotional photography Cameron Slater
Associate Producer Will Bourdillion
This production was made possible by the support of the New Diorama Theatre, the New Diorama
Emerging Companies Fund, the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, the Thistle Trust, and the generosity of
'FUSES AN INTELLIGENT, INTERROGATIVE APPROACH TO TEXT WITH A STRONG PHYSICAL SENSIBILITY, A FOCUS ON
THE BODY...AN INTELLIGENT, ASSURED AND KINETIC TAKE ON SHAKESPEARE'
THE STAGE ★★★★
'IT’S A VIBRANT, KINETIC PRODUCTION THAT MANAGES TO CRAM ITS LARGE (AND IMPRESSIVELY DIVERSE) CAST
INTO THE COMPACT SPACE OF THE NEW DIORAMA THEATRE WITHOUT FEELING CLUTTERED, AND GIVING US A RICHARD THAT FEELS UTTERLY CONTEMPORARY WITHOUT DISCARDING ANY OF THOSE THINGS THAT MAKE IT SUCH A CLASSIC.'
'PROPULSIVE AND HIGHLY PHYSICAL...A GALVANISING CLARITY AND IMMEDIACY...ILLUMINATED BY FLASHES OF
INTELLIGENCE AND INVENTION.'
'HAS MANY OF THE STRENGTHS THAT HAVE BECOME ASSOCIATED WITH THE OUTFIT ... SPINE-TINGLING'