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
Sam Mendes’ rapid, rousing production
Spacey is superb
One of the year’s hottest tickets
One of the most bitterly funny and satirical Richard III’s I’ve ever seen … wickedly enjoyable
A triumph to stand and salute
Duchess of York
Sir Richard Ratcliffe
Second Murderer/ Sir William Catesby
Lord Grey/ Henry, Earl of Richmond
Duke of Buckingham
King Edward IV/Bishop of Ely
Young Richard Duke of York
Brackenbury/ Lord Mayor of London
Sir James Tyrrel/ Duke of Norfolk
First Murderer/Sir Francis Lovel
Marquess of Dorset
Young Edward Prince of Wales
George, Duke of Clarence
Music Coordinator and Director
Associate Costume Designer