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The King Lear
Thursday 27 April 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Tullynessle & Forbes Hall
Thursday 27 April 2017
Shifting Sands Theatre Company
Shakespeare’s classic tragedy set in a pub – “THE KING LEAR”.
Instead of a Kingdom – a pub!
Instead of a King – Mr Lear, the landlord!
When he announces his retirement and the division of his “kingdom” between his daughters, Mr Lear imitates his famous namesake and demands to know which of them loves him the most. In so doing he unleashes a tide of pent-up frustration and jealousy.
Hilarious and heart breaking, “THE KING LEAR” will unfold using physical theatre, clowning and vibrant storytelling all linked by Shakespeare’s magnificent text. What starts as a game becomes real as SHIFTING SANDS play with Shakespeare’s ingredients yet remain faithful to his themes. There will be irreverence, but no parody. The result – potent, accessible theatre!
Shifting Sands toured all last year to a number of NEAT venues with “ARABIAN NIGHTS … AND DAYS!”
(Under 16, Full-time Education, Disability or Unemployment Benefit)
Available on the door but booking advisable