I think I'm related to Richard III - no real reason, I've just got a hunch
by Chris Hunter
Now is the winter of our discontent - especially if
you're trying to find a parking space in Maidstone.
Fresh from being dug up in a Leicester car park, none other than
King Richard III (or possibly Maidstone director Rob Forknall
dressed up as him - it's hard to tell the
difference) arrived in the County Town this week, only to find
himself stuck in another car park nightmare.
The famously hunched nephew-confining 15thC monarch
has been turning up at car parks around Kent to promote
a Changeling Theatre production of the Shakespeare play that
bears his name, which is due to tour the county this
But he couldn't work out how to use the ticket machine
in the pay & display off College Road
so had to park on yellow lines outside, then muttered
something about the one-way system having changed Maidstone
since he was last here and went off looking for a horse near
the Archbishops' Palace.
Read more in the Kent Messenger this week about Changeling
Theatre's 2013 outdoor summer tour.
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