One of Shakespeare’s darkest plays, King Lear, appears in Tichfield this month.
The play follows the great King Lear as he divides his realm among his three daughters; Goneril, Regan and Cordelia.
Soon a rift develops between the family and their former allies, leading to war with France and a bloody descent into madness and violence for the kingdom.
Exploring themes of madness, cruelty, violence, redemption and forgiveness King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays. This new version features the rediscovered original quarto ending of 1608 and is set in the Dark Ages of history where the Bard drew his inspiration from the ancient Celtic myth of Leir of Briton.
King Lear comes to the Great Barn, Titchfield from August 21–30 at 7.30pm with matinee performances only (at 3.30pm) on August 23 and 24. Tickets £8 – £11.
Visit titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com of call 01329 556156 for more information.