Richard Duke of Gloucester (Rylance) is determined that he should wear the crown of England. He has already despatched one king and that king's son; now all that stand in his way are two credulous brothers and two helpless nephews - the Princes in the Tower. And woe betide those - the women he wrongs, the henchmen he betrays - who dare to raise a voice against him.
Also featuring Roger Lloyd Pack and Samuel Barnett, Richard III runs at the Globe Theatre until 13 October 2012. It will be joined in rep by Twelfth Night (starring Stephen Fry as Malvolio) from 22 September, with both productions transferring to the West End's Apollo Theatre in November.
All photographs by Simon Annand.
Mark Rylance (Richard III)
Samuel Barnett (Queen Elizabeth) and James Garnon (Duchess of York)
Samuel Barnett (Queen Elizabeth)
Samuel Barnett (Queen Elizabeth), Ben Thompson (Dorest), Ian Drysdale (Rivers)
James Garnon (Duchess of York)
Roger Lloyd Pack (Duke of Buckingham)
Johnny Flynn (Lady Anne)
Johnny Flynn (Lady Anne) and Mark Rylance (Richard III)