by William Shakespeare:
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)
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.