Trial of Richard III: Meet the cast

Shakespeare’s King Richard III stands trial for the murder of heirs, rivals, friends and wives on Sunday 29 April 2018 at the West End’s Novello Theatre.

This unique fundraising event will see top criminal barristers, a killer cast of celebrity performers and young people from our nationwide Festival unite on stage to perform a one night only theatrical production.

Jury spokespeople

 Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE Emily Carding  Professor Russell Jackson Dave Benson Phillips Lindsay Johns Athena Stevens Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP  Tim Campbell MBE

 

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of teachers reported that their students were better able to empathise with each other

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

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of teachers said that their students increased in confidence

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of teachers agreed that their students were better at working together as a team

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

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94%
of students are more likely to seek out new opportunities

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

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young people have taken part in the Festival

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