Richard, the victorious soldier, struggles to make a transition to peacetime, and instead becomes one of Shakespeare’s most notorious villains.

Now the award-winning Combat Veteran Players gives its unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic story of revenge and family feud, Richard III.

Photo of three Actors from The Combat Veteran Players UK's production of Richard III
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Formed in 2011, the CVP is a company of ex-Service personnel who have come together to overcome mental trauma, injury and related difficulties through skill-building and performance of high quality Shakespeare. It brings a perspective to Richard III and its protagonist that no other company can match.

This performance is the premiere of a short tour which moves to London. Visit for more details of the CVP. The production is generously funded by The Soldier’s Charity, Help for Heroes and Stoll. The company is embracing the 400th Anniversary commemoration of Shakespeare’s death and recently performed for His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on the site of Shakespeare’s home, New Place. It works in partnership with the RSC through its Open Stages programme and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.


This production is via invitation to ensure veterans, members of the services and their families can enjoy this performance. Tickets are available for the general public, please email for more information and to request your invitation and booking details.


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