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Apr 26, 2017

In 1992, Barrie Rutter directed and played the title role in Shakespeare’s Richard III for what became the inaugural production of Northern Broadsides. Twenty-five years later, he is directing Mat Fraser as Richard for Hull’s 2017 City of Culture.

In this episode, David Chadderton speaks to Barrie about a quarter of a century of Broadsides, his own forthright views on how to direct and perform Shakespeare and on returning to the city where he grew up for this anniversary production.

Richard III will run at Hull Truck Theatre from 4 to 27 May 2017. It will then have a short run at the Viaduct Theatre in Halifax from 30 May to 3 June.

(Photo of Barrie Rutter at Dean Clough, Halifax by Kay Burnett)