In 1985, I was lucky to see Antony Sher’s Richard III at the Barbican Theatre. The brilliant reviews for Bill Alexander’s direction and Sher’s interpretation were frustated by the fact that every seat was taken and it looked like I would never get to see it.
Then they decided to to do one special performance for “Live Aid” and I was lucky enough to get 4 tickets.
It was worth the wait: Sher’s performance was ‘electric’.
The cast included: Antony Sher, Roger Allam, Pete Postlethwaite, Penny Downie, Sarah Woodward, Malcolm Storry, Patricia Routledge, John Carlisle, Jim Hooper, Christopher Ravenscroft.