Michael Boyd's modern-dress production came at the end of the first tetralogy of Shakespeare Histories covering the War of the Roses.

One ensemble of 44 actors performed all eight English history plays in repertoire at the Complete Works Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2005 to 2008. The shows were performed in our temporary Courtyard theatre.

In 2008, the shows took a six-week residency in London. For this, our Scenic Workshop and Stage teams recreated the Courtyard's thrust stage auditorium at the Roundhouse in Camden.

Review: Richard III
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph, January 2007

Review: History Cycle
Anthony Holden, Guardian, May 2008

Director interview

Read the transcript of Professor Jonathan Bate's interview about Richard III for the Director Talk public event on 24 January 2007 in the Courtyard Theatre.

Richard III 2007 Michael Boyd interview