King Lear
On stage
4 - 11 May
Show dates
Tickets
£12 - £13
Concessions available
Ticket prices
About

Lust, treachery, greed, envy and narcissistic pride weave their webs in Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy.

Lear is seeking to step down from the day to day running of the Lear Corporation and in a moment of prideful anger she unleashes a series of events that brings the business to its knees; revealing the true natures of her three daughters and their spouses.

Having handed over wealth and power and driven by spiral of rejection, Lear finds herself adrift, wandering homeless and destitute with an old protector, a fool and a madman for company. Only as Lear comes to realise the false values by which she has lived, does she finally encounter her own humanity.

Her vengeful and cruel daughters act violently against Lear’s supporters, whilst also plotting against each other. This uncertainty and chaos emboldens the envious Edmund to seek power and wealth by usurping his father and brother, whist using his personal charms to seduce the sisters.

Set in the present day; as a study of the tensions in families; sibling rivalry; the trials of age and transition of wealth from one generation to another; Lear remains fresh and true and shines as one of the great plays of British literature.

EARLY BIRD BOOKING (2 for 1)
We have a 2 for 1 offer on selected seats shown on our booking page as Early Bird on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
These seats are limited and once they are gone, they are gone.

Dates and times
Saturday 4 May
7.30pm

Monday 6 May
7.30pm

Tuesday 7 May
7.30pm

Wednesday 8 May
7.30pm

Thursday 9 May
7.30pm

Friday 10 May
7.30pm

Saturday 11 May
7.30pm

Production details
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Ash Hirons
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