One of Shakespeare’s Greatest Villains Returns to The Old Theatre Royal in Bath

On 4th and 5th July, “The Haunting of Richard the Third” – a musical in two acts – will signal the return of Shakespeare to The Old Theatre Royal in Bath. The show chronicles the night before the Battle of Bosworth, where Richard III is haunted by the ghosts of his past and forced to reflect upon his life and reign.

“This Richard is neither the villain of Shakespeare nor the hero of romantic fiction. He is driven to tragedy by a love for his family and political circumstances.”

Bath Box Office Website

With a script by Martin Dimery and a musical score by David Hynds and Dimery, The Haunting of Richard the Third conveys the triumphs and the tragedy of Richard’s tale, featuring lilting ballads and rousing marches. Helen Turner, formerly of Paul Weller’s Style Council and veteran of the legendary Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium, is the musical director.

The show was originally performed last year at the Frome Festival by the local Kairos Theatre Company, and will be going on tour.

“[The Old Theatre Royal] opened with a Shakespeare history.  It is great to think that over 270 years later, one of literature’s perfectly crafted villains will be walking the boards here again.”

Spokesman for the Old Theatre Royal

Tickets are available at Bath Box Office, by calling 01225 463 362, or on their website.