It’s not every day we manage to get our hands on something for nothing. This popped into my inbox a couple of days ago and it is certainly worth sharing! Read on:
Free tickets for Richard III Society members to a one-off performance of Shakespeare’s Richard III at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday, June 26th at 4pm, brought to you by the Combat Veteran Players Company (CVP). It’s a 2hr show with one 20-minute interval, so you’d be out by 6:30pm
The CVP is composed of a diverse range of ex-Service personnel from different branches of the military who have come together to overcome mental trauma, injury and related difficulties through immersion in drama, the development of acting skills and lively performances of Shakespeare’s plays. For this reason, the Company brings a unique perspective and authenticity to Richard III, especially to its protagonist.
In April the CVP was chosen to perform scenes from the play at Shakespeare’s home, New House, at Stratford-upon-Avon on the 400th anniversary of his death in a private audience for HRH Prince Charles. He thoroughly enjoyed it. The idea of having ex-soldiers act a play about a soldier-king is genius. Their performance is edgy, visceral and vital. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the invited audience.
Should anyone wish to take advantage of this offer, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ‘Lady Anne’ before June 18th for information on how to get hold of your tickets. Should you need more than 2 tickets, that might also be possible!
If you would like to come to the show, but cannot get to Stratford-upon-Avon, there is one further performance in London’s West End at Leicester Square Theatre. Tickets can be bought online at http://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com or by phoning the box-office on 020 7734 2222.
For all involved, working on Richard III has been a life-changing and inspiring experience that we would love to share with you.