The King Lear - Worcester
Playful, accessible interpretation of the Shakespearian tragedy.
*Tickets available on the door*
When pub landlord, Mr Lear, announces his retirement his daughters must prove who loves him the most in order to secure the inheritance of their beloved family pub, The King Lear. Opening a Pandora’s box of family frustrations, jealousy and tension, they fight it out with a mix of deadly seriousness and the darkest of humour.
This accessible interpretation of the Shakespearean tragedy by Shifting Sands Theatre combines both original prose and contemporary writing, creating a fresh, playful and dramatic piece of theatre. St Swithun’s – the stunning Georgian venue – provides a uniquely atmospheric setting for this inventive play.
Shifting Sands Theatre has developed a reputation for creating a clown’s eye view of epic tales, classic texts and contemporary material. The guiding principle of their work is playfulness. Theatre made playful, physical and visual for greater involvement, enjoyment and accessibility. There is irreverence but no parody. The result - potent drama!
Suitable for ages 10+