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King Lear Online
4 August, 2021 - 5 September, 2021
Melbourne Shakespeare Company presents
King Lear ONLINE
Watch at Home: 4 August – 5 September 2021
Watch at home: 4 August – 5 September 2021
duration: 90 minutes
watch at home: $20
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.
Download the season program HERE.
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
Watch at home: $20
NO BOOKING FEE SURCHARGE