Harry Winston hosted a glamorous private dinner to celebrate the success of Richard III performances in Doha at the Four Seasons hotel. Shakespeare’s Richard III played two performances at the Qatar National Convention Centre, as part of an international tour backed by the Doha Film Institute (DFI). The event saw a host of guests including the cast and crew of the production as well as other VIP clients.
The production took place on 16 and 17 December and was the only Middle East destination included in the global tour which included back at London’s The Old Vic on June 29, 2011 and then went to Greece, Spain, Hong Kong, Singapore and Istanbul. Sam Mendes directed a cast of British and American actors, including Maureen Anderman as the Duchess of York; Haydn Gwynne as Queen Elizabeth; Chuk Iwuji as Duke of Buckingham; Gemma Jones as Queen Margaret; Kevin Spacey as Richard III and Chandler Williams as George, Duke of Clarence.
The Richard III tour is part of The Bridge Project, an initiative that brings together British and American actors in classic theatre productions. Now in its third year, The Bridge Project is a collaboration between London’s Old Vic Theatre, BAM (the Brooklyn Academy of Music) and the independent UK production company Neal Street and is presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.