MELBOURNE SHAKESPEARE COMAPNY
Runtime: 110 min
Venue: FortyFive Downstairs
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Cast: Andrew Dang, Annabelle Tudor, Anthea Davis, Augustin Tchantcho, Claire Nicholls, Don Bridges, Evelyn Krape, Isabella Ferrer, John Reed, Johnathan Peck, Kayla Hamill, Kevin Hopkins, Matthew Connell
Creatives: Aislinn Naughton (Costume designer), Alex Blackwell (Lighting Designer), Ayesha Gibson (Director), Ben Keene (Sound Designer), Hayley James (Set Designer), Jennifer Dean (Creative Director/ Marketing), John Reed (Fight Choreographer), Michael Mack (Producer/ Graphic Designer), Teri Steer (Stage Manager)
Melbourne Shakespeare Company’s moving contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy – King Lear is a tender, violent, and intimate exploration of old age portrayed in all its vulnerability, pride, folly and wisdom.King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one King, one courtier – misjudge the loyalty of their children, catapulting them both into a violent power struggle that forces them to realise their false values and confront their own humanity.
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