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4 Oct 2012 - 6 Oct 2012 @ Thu 7pm, Fri 10.30 & 7pm, Sat 2pm

Tickets

Tickets£15
Matinees£12
Concessions£3 off (evenings only)

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Cast Includes

Paul Copley

Paul Copley

King Lear

Ben Deery

Ben Deery

Edmund

Colm Gormley

Colm Gormley

Albany/Gentleman

Tyrone Huggins

Tyrone Huggins

Gloucester

Dharmesh Patel

Dharmesh Patel

Edgar

Matt Sutton

Matt Sutton

Kent/Fool

Anna Bolton

Anna Bolton

Goneril

Debbie Korley

Debbie Korley

Cordelia

Carolina Main

Carolina Main

Regan

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King Lear

By William Shakespeare
Edited and Directed by Tim Crouch
Royal Shakespeare Company



Click here to read an interview with Director Tim Crouch about the production. 
Click here to read an interview with Paul Copley, who is playing King Lear. 

A royal family gather for Christmas. Father broadcasts his seasonal message. He's decided to give up work and to set about dividing his kingdom. The scene is set for one heck of a family break-up.This new version of King Lear is brought to life for schools and families.

A thrilling and accessible introduction to one of thegreatest plays ever written. And it's only 75 minutes long! The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company is making its debut at Hull Truck Theatre, as the start of a 3-year partnership with Hull Truck Theatre and local schools. 

Together we aim to blow away some of the myths about Shakespeare and help all of us - young and old - understand and enjoy his fantastic plays. You don't have to be young to enjoy Tim Crouch's brilliant adaptation of King Lear - this is world-class theatre for everyone.

Ages 8+

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You can also see this production at St Mary's College, Hull at 7pm on Wed 3 October - call 01482 851136 for tickets

Reviews

"Every word sings out with great clarity so that no child can fail to understand" 
The Stage

Pupils from Brannel School, Cornwall

'It was fantastic because it brought people who were against each other together'

'Like Eastenders in Tudor time'

'Amazing – like nothing I’ve seen before'

 

Year 7 pupils Bodmin College, Cornwall

'It was so amazing, I’ve never experienced anything like it before'

 'Absolutely fantastic and amazing' 

 

 

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