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King Lear

Sun 12th – Sat 18th Aug 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“A dystopian adaptation of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies.”

Act One Theatre Company

SUMMARY

Inspired by 'broken Britain' and the summer riots, looking at power-play in a new context, where paranoia is justified and madness is all too natural. In a post-apocalyptic Britain, where society has crumbled and criminal gangs control the ruined cities, 'King' Lear leads a gang of survivors. Disillusioned, he gives up power to his two brutal daughters, leaving him at their mercy. Meanwhile, ex-policeman Gloucester is tricked by his feral illegitimate son Edmund. In the chaos, a storm breaks over the city. For some, the world will end...

Admission: £7.50(£6.50)

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