"This production you will have gathered is a brilliant success." - Borough News

Richard III 

Performed at the Greenwich Playhouse October 2000

Galleon Theatre Company's production of Richard III upheld the company's long established reputation for staging the classics with the highest of production values.

Through a bold and new adaptation, Galleon's tempestuous production drew on Renaissance staging principles to provide fluidity and clarity and highlighted Shakespeare's most rich and colourful language. The result was a thrilling experience which was incisively witty and blazingly theatrical.

In Richard III, Shakespeare traces a man's audacious and corrupt journey of death to England's throne. In its revival, Galleon Theatre Company presented less of a history lesson and more of a tour de force of evil!


  • Directed by Stephen Wisker 
  • Produced by Alice de Sousa


  • Richard - Tom Rushforth
  • King Edward IV - Nicolas Gasson
  • Earl of Richmond and The Duke of Clarence - Jonathan McGrath
  • The Duchess of York - Christine Eyre
  • Queen Elizabeth - Cathy Walker
  • Lord Grey - Richard Morrison
  • The Marquess Dorset - Dominic Cummins
  • Bishop Ely, Lord Rivers and Sir Brakenbury- Sam Gordon
  • Queen Margaret - Janet Amsden
  • Lady Anne - Maya Gabrielle
  • Sir Tyrrel and Lord Hastings - Douglas Henderson
  • Lord Stanley - Graham Elwell
  • The Duke of Buckingham - Martin Jenkins
  • Sir William Catesby - Charlie Watts

The Creative Team

  • Stage Manager - Jennifer Farmer
  • Lighting Designer - John Treherne
  • Set Designer - Cleo Pettitts
  • Costume Designer - Samatha Adams
  • Properties - Alison Ord
  • Publicity Designer - Alison Rayner
  • Stills Photographer - Paul Welch


'The Galleon Theatre Company has further enhanced its reputation with a new production of Shakespeare's Richard III, and this is a production with no weaknesses.' - Kentish Times

'But this is a notable production all-round' - THE STAGE

'I don't think I have ever seen grief and hatred mixed so brilliantly or to greater effect in my life ... This production you will have gathered is a brilliant success.' - Borough News