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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

Suitable 10+

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!”

Ticket Price

Full £10

OAP £8

Concession £6

(Under 16, Full-time Education, Disability or Unemployment Benefit) 

Box Office

Alford Bistro

01975 563154

Available on the door but booking advisable

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Disability Access


Thursday 27 April 2017
7:30 pm


Banff Academy
Banff Academy
Banff, AB451BY United Kingdom
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