31/01/2012

King Lear – 2012

Dates: Thursday 14 June – Saturday 16 June
Venue: Wandlebury Country Park, Cambridge | Map
Time: 8pm – running time 110 minutes approx. Suitable for 16+

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions) available in advance from wegottickets.com and on sale at the venue from 7.30pm

This production is in collaboration with Cambridge Past, Present and Future.

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy. An aged king gives away his kingdom and begins a harrowing journey of loss and displacement – loss of home, self-esteem and finally sanity.

With its famous scenes of storms and wilderness and its extremes of human suffering and cruelty, King Lear was described by A.C. Bradley as being ‘too huge for the stage’.

In Wandlebury Country Park, with its Iron-Age fort, woods and meadows, in situ: have found a setting of a scale and diversity equal to this immense masterpiece.

A remarkable walk-around performance that maps its hero’s spiritual journey from civilisation to wilderness, King Lear follows the enormous success of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, performed on the same site in 2007 and 2008: ‘a weird and wonderful rite… Brilliant’ (Hunts Post)

in situ: King Lear by William Shakespeare:

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