Duration 2 hours 40 minutes
The premiere took place on 12 October 2014.
The young director Ilgiz Zayniev, in collaboration with an experienced artist Sergei Skomorohov and theatre’s top-rated actors, creates post-apocalyptic world of Shakespeare"s tragedy. The play is not about what was in past or is in present, but it is about what can happen. The creators of the show deliberately avoid specific historical references and allusions to the costumes and sets, and the actors do not copy the habits of politicians of the past or the present. The theme of this tragedy sounds like a warning to the present. There is only one action that shows a current fashion – to picture anything. Two actors performing the role of silent paparazzi make photo of the heartless massacre.
In the title role – Iskander Khayrullin, who plays his character as a son of it’s time. His Richard is not better, but no worse than the other characters. This world has broken out of joints. To lie, kill and betray became a normal way of acting. Khairullin’s Richard is not fanatic who is obsessed with power; just he is smarter and quicker than the others and takes what lies beneath his feet. After all, morality does no more exist, no bans and everything is permitted. So why good to disappear - the duke"s widow, the royal crown. And all who stands in the way to the goal will be swept away, destroyed, slandered, forgotten ...