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Crookback – Shakespeare’s Richard III rebooted

OPEN 15/02/2023 - 18/02/2023

Venue Name: University of Sheffield Drama Studio

Venue Postcode: S102TD


Credits: Christopher M Walker

Box Office phone number: 07746661508

Societies: Midland Players

This February Midland Players, are back on stage with the premiere of a newly published play which reimagines one of Shakespeare’s most well-known works.
Writing to please his patron, Elizabeth I, and relying on sources which supported the Tudor portrayal of Richard III as a usurper of the throne of England and mass murdering tyrant, Shakespeare crafted one of the most monstrous villains of literature – a physically deformed fiend that came to supplant the Richard of history! How different might that play be if Shakespeare wrote it today, with access to all the historical information now available, and at no risk of losing his head? That is the question which Crookback – Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ Rebooted seeks to answer.
With updated language, and the long boring bits removed (!), ‘Crookback’ is Shakespeare for people who think they don’t like Shakespeare, and even though this version of ‘Richard III’ may be missing a hunchback, audiences can expect duplicitous rogues plotting to seize the throne, doomed romance, rolling heads, and dark comedy!
This great show runs from Weds. 15th to Sat. 18th Feb. at Sheffield University Drama Studio, Shearwood Road, S10 2TD,
Doors 7pm, curtain up at 7.30 pm.
Tickets cost £12 (£9 concessions) from
  • : current/future_show
  • : 40850
  • : University of Sheffield Drama Studio
  • : 15/02/2023
  • : S102TD
  • : 18/02/2023
  • : Yorkshire
  • : Christopher M Walker
  • :
  • : £12/£10 Concessions
  • : 07746661508

Historical DramaNew WritingpremiereShakespeare



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