by Hannah Rose
Now is the winter of our discontent
Richard III reimagined by The Crude Apache Theatre Company
23rd Nov – 3 December
The Crude Apache Theatre Company will be performing a striking adaptation of Shakespeare’s bloodthirsty Richard III at the Shoe Factory Social Club in Norwich. A post-industrial dystopian world awaits audiences, as the Company prepares to throw them into this sinister tale of the power-mad and murderous.
This modern take on the play has characters located in the urban badlands, an inner city where its luckless inhabitants must huddle in makeshift cardboard shelters to stay warm.
Rehearsals for the play provided harsh insight for the actors, into the real and everyday lives of the homeless who have no choice but to live on the streets. This moved the Norfolk theatre company to donate 25% of their ticket sale profits to the Emmaus homeless charity, who support hundreds of people to overcome homelessness.
Tickets are available on The Shoe Factory Social Club website. We will keep you posted with a Norwich Radical review soon.
All images via Crude Apache