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Stratford’s Richard III starring Colm Feore coming to Cineplex theatres this April


STRATFORD, ON. March 22, 2023 – The Stratford Festival’s latest film, Richard III, featuring Colm Feore in the title role, will première in Cineplex theatres across Canada on April 16, with encore screenings on April 17. Directed for the stage by Artistic DirectorAntoni Cimolino and for the screen by Barry Avrich, the production shines new light on Shakespeare’s tale of lethal ambition.

The film also gives people nationwide an opportunity to experience Stratford’s spectacular new Tom Patterson Theatre, winner of five major architectural awards and dubbed “the best new theatre in years” by The New York Times.

“Shakespeare’s work is very cinematic in its structure and this play, with its ruthless, cunning and charismatic protagonist, translates brilliantly to the big screen,” says Cimolino. “Colm Feore gives a masterful performance as Richard and is supported by powerful performances by our finest actors.”

Colm Feore (left) as Richard III with Andre Sills as Buckingham in Richard III. Stratford Festival 2022.
Photo by David Hou. 

The cast includes Sean Arbuckle as Earl Rivers, Michael Blake as George, Duke of Clarence, Ben Carlson as Lord William Hastings, David Collins as Lord Stanley (Earl of Derby), Jessica B. Hill as Lady Anne, Diana Leblanc as Duchess of York, Seana McKenna as Queen Margaret, Lucy Peacock as Queen Elizabeth, André Sills as Duke of Buckingham and Emilio Vieira as Sir William Catesby.

“When you combine the brilliant and iconic Shakespeare prose with the unbridled power of Colm Feore, the result is pure cinematic bliss,” says Avrich, who is also the producer of the film. “After producing and directing close to 20 of these filmed productions, this one is a career highlight for me.” 

Shakespeare’s Richard – the Duke of Gloucester when the play begins – is the embodiment of lethal ambition, manoeuvering and murdering his way to the throne of England. But once he has reached the top, the only way left to go is down – and in Richard’s growing roster of vengeful enemies, none are more menacing than the ghosts of his past.

Colm Feore (centre) as Richard III with members of the company in Richard III.  Stratford Festival 2022.
Photo by David Hou.

“The historical Richard, like Shakespeare’s tyrant,” says Cimolino, “was defeated and killed. But he was replaced by a much more sophisticated police state, under regimes that were more cruel and more effective at political manipulation. The text ofRichard III is an example of that manipulation. Yet it is also a subversive indictment of tyranny, revealing the tricks used to deceive and manipulate.”

Richard III is presented as part of Cineplex Events, which brings world-class entertainment to theatres across Canada and provides guests with a front-row seat to a variety of unique events. Communities large and small can experience the best in original one-night-only and series-based programming from around the globe. Programming includes opera direct from The Met: Live in HD, stage events from Stratford Festival and National Theatre Live, concerts from top artists and musicians, sporting events, esports, documentaries, classic films and more! Additional information is available at Cineplex.com/Events.

You can find a full list of Cineplex theatres screening Richard III below. 

Richard III also will be available on CBC and CBC Gem this spring.

This fall Richard III is coming to Stratfest@Home, the Stratford Festival’s streaming platform. Subscribe to Stratfest@Home for just $10 a month and gain access to the best in Canadian digital theatrical productions, including the Stratford Festival’s acclaimed Shakespeare films, selected productions from the 2021 and 2022 seasons, original digital content, and selected events from the Festival’s Meighen Forum, along with documentaries and original content from across the country.

Jessica B. Hill as Lady Anne with Colm Feore (centre-left) as Richard III, Jordin Hall as Guard and members of the company in Richard III. Stratford Festival 2022.
Photo by David Hou.

Where to watch Richard III in Canada

Theatre NameCityProv
Cineplex Cinemas Aberdeen MallKamloopsBC
Galaxy Cinemas NanaimoNanaimoBC
Cineplex Odeon International Village CinemasVancouverBC
Cineplex Cinemas LangleyLangleyBC
Cineplex Cinemas MetropolisBurnabyBC
SilverCity Riverport CinemasRichmondBC
Cineplex Cinemas Orchard PlazaKelownaBC
Cineplex Cinemas Coquitlam and VIPCoquitlamBC
Famous Players 6 CinemasPrince GeorgeBC
SilverCity Victoria CinemasVictoriaBC
Cineplex Odeon McGillivray Cinemas and VIPWinnipegMB
Scotiabank Theatre WinnipegWinnipegMB
Galaxy Cinemas LethbridgeLethbridgeAB
Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market CinemasCalgaryAB
Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing CinemasCalgaryAB
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton CinemasEdmontonAB
Scotiabank Theatre ChinookCalgaryAB
Scotiabank Theatre EdmontonEdmontonAB
Cineplex Cinemas NormanviewReginaSK
Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon & VIPSaskatoonSK
Cineplex Cinemas SydneySydneyNS
Cineplex Cinemas BridgewaterBridgewaterNS
Cineplex Cinemas New GlasgowNew GlasgowNS
Cineplex Cinemas New MinasNew MinasNS
Cineplex Cinemas Park LaneHalifaxNS
Cineplex Cinemas Dartmouth CrossingDartmouthNS
Cineplex Cinemas Saint JohnSaint JohnNB
Cineplex Cinemas Trinity DriveMonctonNB
Cineplex Cinemas FrederictonFrederictonNB
Cineplex Odeon Courtney Park CinemasMississaugaON
Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill & VIPOakvilleON
Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIPTorontoON
Cineplex Odeon South Keys CinemasOttawaON
Cineplex Odeon Ajax CinemasAjaxON
Galaxy Cinemas BarrieBarrieON
Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre CinemasScarboroughON
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square CinemasNiagara FallsON
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall CinemasWindsorON
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road CinemasKingstonON
Cineplex Cinemas Queensway and VIPEtobicokeON
Galaxy Cinemas PeterboroughPeterboroughON
Galaxy Cinemas Owen SoundOwen SoundON
Galaxy Cinemas WaterlooWaterlooON
Galaxy Cinemas OrangevilleOrangevilleON
Galaxy Cinemas GuelphGuelphON
Galaxy Cinemas CollingwoodCollingwoodON
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa CinemasOshawaON
Cineplex Cinemas Empress WalkTorontoON
Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Eglinton and VIPTorontoON
SilverCity Richmond Hill CinemasRichmond HillON
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment CentreNewmarketON
Cineplex Cinemas VaughanWoodbridgeON
Galaxy Cinemas BellevilleBellevilleON
SilverCity Burlington CinemasBurlingtonON
Cineplex Cinemas AncasterAncasterON
SilverCity London CinemasLondonON
Scotiabank Theatre OttawaOttawaON
SilverCity Sudbury CinemasSudburyON
SilverCity Thunder Bay CinemasThunder BayON
Scotiabank Theatre St. John’sSt. John’sNL
Cinéma Cineplex Forum et VIPMontrealQC
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier LatinMontrealQC
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Ste-FoySte-FoyQC
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Brossard et VIPBrossardQC
Cinéma Cineplex KirklandKirklandQC

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