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King Lear

26 May - 6 June

Melbourne Shakespeare Company presents

King Lear

26 May – 6 June 2021

Due to the extension of the lockdown in Melbourne, we are sad to advise that remaining performances of King Lear have been cancelled. We will be in contact with all ticket holders via email to let them know what their refund/transfer options are.

praise for previous work:
‘I can say nothing else except this is completely unmissable. You will not see a better Shakespeare production for years to come’
 – Planet Arts

SHOW DETAILS:

26 May – 6 June 2021

preview: Wednesday 26 May
opening night: Thursday 27 May
duration: 90 minutes
times:
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $30 – $45
bookings: 03 9662 9966

Melbourne Shakespeare Company’s moving contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy – King Lear is a tender, violent, and intimate exploration of old age portrayed in all its vulnerability, pride, folly and wisdom.

King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one King, one courtier – misjudge the loyalty of their children, catapulting them both into a violent power struggle that forces them to realise their false values and confront their own humanity.

Forget what you think you know about Melbourne Shakespeare Company this hard hitting, contemporary adaptation is the first in their new MSC Studio collection. These works are not family friendly and seek to explore some of the darker pieces from Shakespeare’s repertoire. Under the direction of Ayesha Gibson and with Evelyn Krape in the title role, King Lear is a raw and relevant exploration of one of the greatest tragedies of all time.

 

Supported by The City of Melbourne.

Producer: Michael Mack
Artistic Director/Marketing: Jennifer Dean
Director:  Ayesha Gibson
Set Design: Hayley James
Stage Manager: Teri Steer
Lighting Design: Alex Blackwell
Sound Design: Ben Keene
Costume Design:  Aislinn Naughton
Fight Director: John Reed

King Lear: Evelyn Krape
Cordelia: Isabella Ferrer
Goneril: Claire Nicholls
Regan: Annabelle Tudor
France: John Reed
Edmund: Matthew Connell
Fool: Don Bridges
Cornwall, Gentleman: Johnathan Peck
Edgar: Kayla Hamill
Albany: Augustin Tchantcho
Kent: Kevin Hopkins
Gloucester: Anthea Davis
Oswald:Andrew Dang 

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $30
Full:
$45
Concession: $35
Group 8+: $35

Concessions:

Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members

 

NO BOOKING FEE SURCHARGE

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Start:
26 May
End:
6 June
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Venue

fortyfivedownstairs theatre
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9662 9966
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Melbourne Shakespeare Company
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