DruidShakespeare: Richard III

We continue our exploration of Shakespeare's kings with DruidShakespeare: Richard III, 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 in 2015. The production originally opened at Town Hall Theatre, Galway during September 2018, before transferring to the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in October as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.

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.

‘Striking, intoxicating, disturbing’- The Irish Times
‘…soaring performances and lustrous design’- The Irish Independent
‘A coherent symphony of crafted perfection’- The Sunday Times



  • Richard III Aaron Monaghan
  • Cast Marie Mullen
  • Jane Brennan
  • Ingrid Craigie
  • Garrett Lombard
  • Rory Nolan
  • Marty Rea
  • Bosco Hogan
  • Peter Daly
  • John Olohan
  • Siobhán Cullen
  • Frank Blake
  • Emma Dargan-Reid

Creative Team

  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Set and Costume Design Francis O'Connor
  • Lighting Design James F. Ingalls
  • Sound Design Gregory Clarke
  • Movement and Fight Chroeography David Bolger
  • Music Conor Linehan
  • Co-Costume Design Doreen McKenna
  • Dramaturg Thomas Conway
  • Assistant Dramaturg Eleanor White
  • Casting Consultants Maureen Hughes
  • Sarah Jones