TICKET BOOKING 0161 761 2216
May 2017 12.30pm & 7.30pm
June 2017 7.30pm
£15 12:30 (lunch And Half Pint Included)
Shifting Sands Theatre
Please note this event is held at 2 different venues
Wednesday 31 May | The Clarence, Bury
Thursday 1 June | The Grants Arms, Ramsbottom
Three regulars decide to perform their own version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy and set it in their local "The King Lear".
Instead of a Kingdom they have a pub! Instead a King they have a landlord, Mr Lear!
When he announces his retirement and the division of the pub between his daughters Mr Lear imitates his famous namesake and demands to know which of them loves him the most.
So begins a playful, accessible interpretation of this classic tragedy. Set not in Stratford Upon Avon but in a pub!
Hilarious and heart breaking, The King Lear will unfold using clowning, physical theatre and vibrant storytelling, all linked by Shakespeare's text.
Thank you to
Core programme and
major capital funders
The John S
With thanks to
Walker Morris LLP.
Joanne Collumbine and Keith Gillespie; Noreen Kershaw;
Mark Potter; Ian Warburton.