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Richard III comes to Balham with a hint of cabaret!

Richard III comes to Balham with a hint of cabaret!

| by Editor | Posted in Entertainment

Balham’s award-winning theatre group, Southside, will perform ‘Richard III’ by William Shakespeare at Chestnut Grove Academy Theatre, Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd February 2020!

About the show

The political arena of the inter-war years will form the backdrop to this production of Shakespeare’s thriller, depicting the Machiavellian rise to power and short reign of King Richard III of England.

Richard is the villain audiences love to hate – with wicked wit he draws us in as co-conspirators, even as he plots the murder of his nephews, the princes in the tower. And the story of intrigue and conspiracy, ambition and entitlement, will find echoes in current events.

Richard III, written in 1592-3, was the last in a series of plays about the civil war in England– the so-called ‘Wars of the Roses’, where the God-fearing Tudors finally wrest the crown from their nasty Yorkist enemies.

With an ensemble cast of 16, Southside will project the narrative onto the uncertain 1930s, showing us how a mix of extremism and apathy can allow a narcissistic and ruthless dictator to flourish.

About Southside

Southside theatre group has been staging high-quality drama in the Balham area since 1987. Now more than 60 members strong, the group stages three main productions a year, along with rehearsed readings and lots of social events.

Venue information

Shakespeare’s Richard III will be performed at Chestnut Grove Theatre at Chestnut Grove Academy, Boundaries Road, Balham, London, SW12 8JZ.


Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd February 2020.

Wednesday – Friday at 7.45pm, Saturday at 3.00pm


Tickets: £12.00, concessions (Wednesday and Saturday only) £9.00

Box office 07914 657 524 or book online at or here.

For further information

You can get in touch with Southside Players by email at, visit their website and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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