Druid in association with the Abbey Theatre presents

DruidShakespeare: Richard III

3 - 27 October 2018

Booking Information

Dates: 3 – 27 October
On the Abbey Stage

Free First Preview: 3 October

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm

Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €30

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 212

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 27 October, 2:00pm

When peace descends, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is not a happy man.

Crippled from birth and intensely ambitious, he sets about bending the world to his own desires. No bond is too sacred, no blood too thick – nothing will stand between Richard and the crown.

Shakespeare gives us one of the great villains in Richard III, in a chilling and darkly comic story of power and ambition. Druid continues its exploration of Shakespeare’s kings with the acclaimed creative team and members of the Druid Ensemble who worked on DruidShakespeare: Richard II, Henry IV (Pts. 1 & 2) and Henry V.



'Brazenly Irish … A huge achievement'
Irish Independent on DruidShakespeare

'I’ve never before found these plays so easy to follow or so gripping'
The New York Times on DruidShakespeare


  • Richard III: Aaron Monaghan
  • Ensemble: Frank Blake
  • Ensemble: Jane Brennan
  • Ensemble: Ingrid Craigie
  • Ensemble: Peter Daly
  • Ensemble: Zara Devlin
  • Ensemble: Garrett Lombard
  • Ensemble: Seán McGinley
  • Ensemble: Marie Mullen
  • Ensemble: Rory Nolan
  • Ensemble: Marty Rea
  • Director: Garry Hynes
  • Design: Francis O’Connor
  • Lighting Design: James F. Ingalls
  • Sound Design: Gregory Clarke
  • Music: Conor Linehan
  • Movement Director: David Bolger
  • Co-Costume Designer: Doreen McKenna
  • Dramaturg: Thomas Conway
  • Casting Consultant: Maureen Hughes

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