Kevin Spacey
(© Tristan Fuge)
Kevin Spacey
(© Tristan Fuge)
Complete casting has been announced for the Bridge Project's production of Shakespeare's Richard III, which as previously reported, will star Kevin Spacey in the title role. Sam Mendes will stage the piece, which will premiere at London's Old Vic Theatre, running June 18--September 11; to be followed by an engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theatre, running January 10--March 4.

Shakespeare's history play centers of Richard, Duke of Gloucester's murderous rise to British throne. In addition to Spacey, the company will feature Maureen Anderman (Duchess of York), Stephen Lee Anderson (Sir Richard Ratcliffe), Jeremy Bobb (Catesby & 2nd Murderer & 2nd Citizen ), Nathan Darrow (Lord Grey & Richmond), Jack Ellis (Lord Hastings), Haydn Gwynne (Queen Elizabeth), Chuk Iwuji (Buckingham), Isaiah Johnson (Rivers & Lord Mayor), Gemma Jones (Queen Margaret), Andrew Long (King Edward IV & Bishop of Ely), Katherine Manners (Young Prince Richard), Howard Overshown (Brackenbury & Keeper & Sir Thomas Vaughan ), Simon Lee Phillips (Tyrell & 3rd Citizen & Norfolk), Gary Powell (Lord Lovel & 1st Murderer & 1st Citizen), Michael Rudko (Lord Stanley), Annabel Scholey (Lady Anne), Gavin Stenhouse (Dorset & Urswick), Hannah Stokely (Edward), and Chandler Williams (George, Duke of Clarence).

The creative team will include Tom Piper (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Paul Pyant (lighting design), Gareth Fry (sound design), Jon Driscoll (projection design), and Mark Bennett (original music).

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