Tuesday 20 September 10am & 7pm
The world's best theatre, beamed to our big screen.
The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret. War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to seize his brother’s crown.
Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict. Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold’s (Macbeth, King Charles III) searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric of British history.
'★★★★★ BREATHTAKING... FIENNES, IN ONE OF THE THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES OF THE YEAR, IS PURE, DRIPPING MALEVOLENCE' City AM
'★★★★ RALPH FIENNES IS RIVETING' The Times
'★★★★★ A RESTLESSLY EXCITING EVENING... ELECTRIFYING' The Artsdesk
Duration: Approximately 3 hours and 10 mins including interval
Concession/ Under 21 $23
Group 8+ $20
Friend of the MEC $20
Taree Film Society Member/ Friend of the Gallery $20 (Available from the MEC Box Office. Not available online.)
School Groups 30+ $15 (Please contact us on 6592 5466 for school group bookings)