King Lear

King Lear plays this week in Peterhouse’s Deer Park. They had their dress rehearsal tonight. Here is a sneak peek at the first two acts.

‘This cold night will turn us all to fools and madmen’

A mind disintegrates on an empty moor. A country descends into civil war. Power tears apart families and bodies. The world of King Lear, Shakespeare’s bleakest and most existential tragedy, is a world stitched together from rags of meaningless cruelty, governed only by the organic strength of the elements. This production – staged outside late at night on bare earth – will use expansive space, open ground and a subconscious fear of the dark to claw your nerves to shreds.

Shiver through the bitter winter night as Ancient Britain meets the present in this oppressively agoraphobic vision of King Lear.

‘Still through the hawthorn blows the cold wind’

(Text from Camdram)

 

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Alice Carlill
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Elise Hagan
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Seth Kruger
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Daisy Jones and Jack Lewy
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Isobel Laidler and Seth Kruger
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Louis Norris and Isobel Laidler
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Tim Atkin
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Hollie Witton
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Tim Atkin and Alice Carlill
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Alice Carlill
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Isobel Laidler and Seth Kruger
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Isobel Laidler
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Isobel Laidler and Seth Kruger
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Joe Sefton
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Louis Norris

Reviews: TCS (9/10), Varsity (4.5/5), Tab (4.5/5)

Cast
Lear – Tim Atkin
Goneril – Alice Carlill
Regan – Elise Hagan
Cordelia/Fool – Daisy Jones
Albany – Dan Gethin
Cornwall – Joe Sefton
Gloucester – Seth Kruger
Edgar – Louis Norris
Edmund – Isobel Laidler
Kent – Benedict Flett
Oswald – Niamh Curran
France/Curan/Servant – Jack Lewy
Burgundy/Old Man – Michael Morrison
Gentlewoman – Michelle Spielberg
Captain/Messenger/Herald – Hollie Witton

Production Team
Director – Sam Fulton
Assistant Director – Xanthe Burdett, Daniel Emery
Producer – Jonathan Shamir
Assistant Producer – Katie Woods
Cinematographer – Patrick Brooks

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