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The war that has torn England in two for 30 years appears to be over, the white and red roses put aside for now. Under the charismatic Yorkist Edward IV the country is looking forward to a period of peace and stability, yet many old resentments linger just under the surface, and Edward’s younger brother, Richard Duke of Gloucester, is bitter and power-hungry.  He covets the crown, but there are many people between him and his goal.

Does Richard have the guile, determination and ruthlessness to succeed?  And what will it cost him?

The Southsea Shakespeare Actors are proud to present one of Shakespeare’s greatest works,  Richard III, in Portsmouth’s wonderful Square Tower. The impressive surroundings will play a key part in building the threatening atmosphere of the production, with the shadows and candle lit brightness of the Tower echoing the sinister themes and sparkling verse at the dark heart of Shakespeare’s malevolent creation.

This March 2018 production promises to be an authentic, exciting and visceral experience, so come and join us – you will not be disappointed.

Director Rob Bartlett will be presenting his expo for Richard III on Wednesday 22nd November, 7.30pm, at SSA HQ, with auditions following on Sunday 26th November at 3pm and Wednesday 29th November at 7.30pm.

The production itself will take place from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th March and tickets, priced at £11 and £8 (concessions), are already available from our ticketing partner, Ticket Source

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