10 years in the making

William Shakespeare’s classic play is brought into the present with the setting as Great Britain in the 1930s. Civil war has erupted with the House of Lancaster on one side, claiming the right to the British throne and hoping to bring freedom to the country. Opposing is the House of York, commanded by the infamous Richard who rules over a fascist government and hopes to install himself as a dictator monarch.


Adapting an acclaimed British stage production, director Richard Loncraine and star Ian McKellen do the Bard a favour by transferring his most celebrated royal thug from the Middle Ages to the no less blood-soaked 1930s and the result is a fast, exuberant, violent ride!