Thu 16 May - Sat 1 June 2013
Driven by love, jealousy and betrayal, Lear is forced into a savage world of chaos and ruin by the very people closest to the Monarchs’ heart - her Daughters. In a world turned upside down Lear is thrust into isolation and must fight to cling on to her own identity, throne and kingdom.
Lazarus returns to the greatest of the Shakespearian tragedies in this re-staged female led production that was first produced in 2012 at The Space. Infusing the text with movement and music, a large ensemble present Lear in repertory alongside Marlowe's Dido Queen of Carthage, marking Lazarus’ debut at Greenwich Theatre.
Lazarus Theatre Company’s blazing production… a production which pulsates not only with some of Shakespeare’s most visceral text, but with the rather brilliant stark lighting design (Rachel Smith) and the superb direction by Ricky Dukes, which thrills and enthrals the audience through its originality, brevity and sheer theatricality
a boldness of approach that is quite breathtaking… I hope that Dido remains in Lazarus Theatre’s repertoire for many years... it is well on its way to becoming a stunning production which deserves to be embraced by many audiences globally who love English-speaking classical drama
Fast, vibrant and told with great visual flair... Brilliantly imaginative
If you know anyone unsure of Shakespeare then take them to see this and have them fall in love!
|Presented by:||Lazarus Theatre Company|
|Directed by:||Ricky Dukes|
|Performance times:||Eves: Thu 16-Sat 18, Tue 21, Fri 24, Wed 29-Thu 30 May, Sat 1 June at 8pm
Mats: Wed 22, Sat 25, Fri 31 May at 2.30pm
|Ticket prices:||£15 (concessions £10)|