Richard III 20 – 25 July at Hatherop Castle‏


Shakespeare’s – RICHARD III

Monday 20th. to Saturday 25th. July, at Hatherop Castle

Whether we realise it or not, we were all operated on by spin doctors during the recent election campaign, and this year the Cotswold Arcadians present a play by the Spin Doctor Supreme, William Shakespeare – Richard III.


As a work of fiction peppered with some historical fact, Director David Sherratt has cut out all the long dynastic speeches, so essential for the Tudor audience to understand the complexities of the Wars of the Roses, and thus the play will move swiftly with the unravelling of Richard’s plots until his inevitable nemesis (required in classical drama) at Bosworth.

Performances will take place in the grounds of Hatherop Castle (GL7 3NB) from Monday 20th – Saturday 25th July at 8 p.m. – gates open at 6 p.m. for guests to enjoy picnics in the beautiful surroundings.

For full details, including tickets prices, please visit or telephone the Box Office on 01285 898 019.

It promises to be a great show and sunshine is ordered as per Richard’s opening line “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York”!

Author: eastleach