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Crick Crack Club presents

King Lear retold by Debs Newbold

Fairytales for Grown-Ups

Thu 23 February 2023 // 19:30

Tickets: £10.50

Tell me my daughters, which of you...doth love us most?

An old king, afraid to be old.
A daughter abandoned for speaking plainly.
Two sisters warped by ill-treatment.
A kingdom in turmoil.

When Lear divides his kingdom into three, he puts an outrageous test to his daughters. Their answers are not all that he expected. And what he discovers about himself he does not wish to know.

Explosive, deeply felt and often uproariously funny, Debs Newbold brings us a bold, compelling and contemporary retelling of a great Shakespearean tragedy that is rooted in folk and fairytale. This is Shakespeare shot from the hip.

“Spellbinding and wonderful” – HAY FESTIVAL
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Newbold is a master of words and space” – VIEWS FROM THE GODS
★ ★ ★ ★ “she pulls down the spirit of Shakespeare” – STAGETALK MAGAZINE

TICKETS: £10.50
SUITABLE: adults 14+
RUNNING TIME: 90mins no interval
DOORS: 7.30pm STARTS: 8pm
CONTENT WARNING: This performance contains references to mutilation, death, suicide and toxic relationships.