richard III redux [or] ‘Sara Beer [is/not] richard III’

Richard III: Bogeyman. Villain. Evil incarnate.

Or is he?

What if he is she?

What if the ‘hideous…. deformed, hobbling, hunchbacked cripple’ is portrayed by someone funny, female, feminist, and with the same form of scoliosis?

How might the story change, the body change, the acting change, the character change when explored by a disabled actress with deadly comic timing and a dislike for horses? How would previous star vehicle Richards measure up? Olivier, McKellan, Pacino, Spacey – watch out – the mighty Richard III Redux has you in the frame….

Following their critically acclaimed collaboration on Cosy, Sara Beer will take on Richard III and his previous (non-disabled) interpreters with award-winning playwright Kaite O’Reilly and director Phillip Zarrilli, joined by filmmaker Paul Whittaker.

Sara Beer… steals the show… a brilliant and disconcerting comic turn…

Gary Raymond ‘The Arts Desk’ on ‘Cosy’ 2016

O Reilly is a writer to cherish…

Lyn Gardner. The Guardian

Running time: approximately 70 minutes. No interval

presented by
The Llanarth Group
starring Sara Beer
Phillip Zarrilli, Artistic Director
Kaite O’Reilly, Resident Playwright/Dramaturg

Hanes: tales/ stories/ legends/ myths

Meet our tallest giant – Bendigeidfran at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Bendigeidfran is Small World Theatre’s largest giant puppet measuring a spectacular 7.62m tall. He is part of an exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from September to January 2018.

Hanes: tales/ stories/ legends/ myths
Gallery 1
September 15 Medi – December 23 Rhafyr

Mwy Hanes: tales/ stories/ legends/ myths
Gallery 2
December – Mid January

David Hockney/ Bedwyr Williams/ Iwan Lewis/ Ron Davies /Keith Vaughan and many more…
A mixed show exploring legendary narrative. The exhibition features work from Aberystwyth School of Art Collections and contemporary artists.

Free entry

Find out more about the exhibition
About Small World Theatre’s giant puppet and performance