by William Shakespeare
produced by Yard Players
Lear is retiring. He cannot stand in the way of progress. But dividing his vast empire between his daughters comes at a cost. Now he must navigate a treacherous path leading to refuge or madness.
Yard Players present a new interpretation of an epic story of loss, growing old and new beginnings.
Set in a criminal world where family ties are stretched thin and business brings blood, we visit the stark reality of an ever divisive dog-eat-dog society.
He’s mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf.
This production marks the exciting debut of Yard Players, a new vibrant company, creating vivid, accessible productions of classics.
Reviews for this production
It’s an excellent production. The cast of King Lear are absolutely stunning. They are wonderful across the board… This is Shakespeare just how it should be; a clear, concise, focus on the lines and an excellent delivery from a stellar cast. ★★★★★ Everything Theatre
The wisdom is in the casting… the actors here flesh out the innate playfulness in the text and the rhythm of the meter. ★★★★ Breaking the Fourth Wall
A classic text has become contemporary… very enjoyable and a great comment on the global struggles that we all face ★★★★ Lastminute Theatre Tickets
a good way of presenting Shakespeare to a contemporary audience ★★★★ London Theatre 1
Alan Booty was excellent as Lear; in fact he was up there amongst the greats London Pub Theatres
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Directed by James Eley
Designed by | James Eley
Lighting Design by Paul Lennox
Producer Yard Players
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