Kevin Spacey

Richard III

William Shakespeare directed by Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes returns to the London stage to direct Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey in the title role of Richard III in the final season of The Bridge Project. This transatlantic endeavour reunited them for the first time since American Beauty, for which the both won BAFTA and Academy Awards.

The full company will again be drawn from leading American and British actors and will embark on an international tour prior to a residency at BAM in New York.

Sam Mendes was founder and Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse for a decade and has directed theatre at the RSC, National Theatre, plus in the West End and Broadway. His film credits include Road to Perdition, and Revolutionary Road.

Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey has most recently appeared in Inherit the Wind, Speed-the-Plow, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Richard II at The Old Vic.

With Musicians: Zands Duggan, Curtis Moore and Hugh Wilkinson

Spacey is blistering as the bloody villain… a brilliant central performance

The Sunday Times

Sam Mendes’ rapid, rousing production

The Observer

Spacey is superb

The Guardian

One of the year’s hottest tickets

The Evening Standard

One of the most bitterly funny and satirical Richard III’s I’ve ever seen … wickedly enjoyable

The Sunday Times

A triumph to stand and salute

The Times