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The King Lear

Venue: Stantonbury, MK
Date: 02 May 2018
Times: 7.30 pm

The King Lear – Shakespeare’s tragedy - in a pub!
Wednesday 2 May, 7.30pm

Instead of a Kingdom – a pub, instead of a King, Mr.Lear, the landlord!

The Shifting Sands Theatre company present the hilarious yet heart-breaking, ‘The King Lear’ at Stantonbury Theatre, on Wednesday, 2 May.

This modern take has Mr Lear, the landlord, imitating his famous namesake in demanding to know which daughter loves him the most, as he contemplates his retirement and the division of his ‘kingdom’, the pub.

In so doing he unleashes a tide of pent-up frustration and jealousy.

The King Lear, unfolds using physical theatre with vibrant storytelling.  This company play with the ingredients yet remain faithful to Shakespeare’s magnificent text and to his themes. There will be irreverence, but no parody, and the end result is potent, accessible theatre.

For more information call Stantonbury Theatre, box office on 01908 324466.

Tickets £15 – concessions £13 – School groups £10 – suitable for ages 11 plus.
They can be purchased on-line from

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