There were no disappointments with this production! It was almost perfect- great staging, great costumes, sound and lighting.
Seanna McKenna was perfect as Richard- amoral and funny and evil. Her many asides to the audience -both oral and physical were always spot on. It is amazing what she can convey in a glance or by raising an eyebrow. She maintained the physical characteristics of Richard flawlessly, scuttling around like a beetle from one plot to the next. Definitely a standing ovation performance!
Martha Henry delivered Queen Margaret’s curses brilliantly – totally in control, never over the top and deliciously nasty. I am inspired to memorize that speech just for the fun of thinking about who I might deliver it to.
The one weak character was David Ferry as Edward IV. The production added a scene at the beginning celebrating his coronation, but it seemed like a dumb show, largely because of the way he was made up and his strange behavior. It was a relief to hear the usual first line.
Sean Arbuckle was delightfully evil as Catesby and Shane Carty was amusing as the Lord Mayor of London. Yanna McIntosh gave a strong performance as did Bethany Jillard as Lady Anne.