It is Lindsay's debut for the RSC and his first stage role in several years. The actor is well known for his roles in television and film including the Alan Bleasdale classics GBH and Jake's Progress as well as the recent Hornblower series and the film Divorcing Jack. Lindsay's stage credits include Me and My Girl (for which he won both an Olivier and a Tony Award), Beckett, Cyrano de Bergerac and Genghis Cohn.
Lindsay is joined in the cast by Tom Bowles, Anna Carteret, Robert East, David Killick, Paul Leonard, Jo Stone-Fewings, Dilys Hamlett, Michael Simkins, Rachel Power, Sian Thomas, Benny Young and David Yelland.
Richard III is directed by Elijah Moshinsky with design by Rob Howell and music by Corin Buckeridge. Prior to the West End engagement, the production also toured regionally to Woking, Cardiff, Bradford and Bath.