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King Lear

Show Details

Presented by Oddbodies

Performance date and time
Wednesday, 20th November 2019
7:45 PM

Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, the tragic trajectory of Lear's demise is presented to you from the point of view of his long suffering and ever-loyal fool. This one-man show is inventive, irreverent and highly accessible. _________________________________________________________________

Perfect for fans of Shakespeare's work as well as those who have previously found it hard going –this production benefits from very clear storytelling and has been brilliantly edited from the original text, ensuring it is both easy to follow and highly entertaining.

From poor deluded Gloucester to sweet Cordelia and mad Tom – all the characters from this sad and sorry tale are brought to glorious life before your very eyes. Blindness, betrayal, delusion, deceit, love, loyalty, lust and greed – it's all here in this fast paced, funny, poignant and ultimately heart-breaking production.

The Fool, a character known for his comedy and physicality, takes you on a touching and humorous journey. Expect the occasional song as well as audience interaction, for example when the French and English sides of the audience are led into battle.

Adapted and performed by the incredibly talented Paul Morel, who creates a comfortable environment and plays each character to perfection.

Directed by John Mowat, this show contains all of Oddbodies' trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair. Oddbodies is the company behind a number of highly acclaimed shows including the two-person adaptation of 'Richard III'.

N.B. this show does not contain nudity

'Oddbodies is that rare thing, a genuinely original blast of fresh air… unique.' Evening Standard

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Running time
80 min + interval open @ 7.00pm

Audience Type
Adults/Older Children

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£10.50 (Standard) / £8.50 (Members) / £5.50 (Under 16)

Other Ticket Information
Doors open 7pm. Car park opposite venue

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01507 450202

Available From
Off the beaten tracks, Louth and 01507 450 202

Additional Information
Doors open 7pm. Licensed bar. Car park opposite venue

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This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England