Event Details

King Lear

Time: January 31, 2012 at 7pm to February 4, 2012 at 10pm
Location: Cardiff YMCA, Roath
Street: The Walk
City/Town: Cardiff
Event Type: play
Organized By: Piers Francis Horner
Latest Activity: Jan 26, 2012

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Event Description


Britain in the not-too-distant future. The world has been torn apart by natural disasters, war and discord, and society has long since crumbled. Criminal gangs control the dilapidated, ghetto-dominated cities. 

‘King’ Lear is the weary leader of a gang of survivors, when tragedy strikes and he splits his kingdom between his two sadistic daughters, banishing the third into the arms of his enemy. Meanwhile ex-policeman Gloucester is corrupted by his bitter bastard son Edmund, forcing his older son to flee into the decaying underbelly of the city.

Torn apart by deceit, betrayal and madness, the characters begin to fight amongst themselves. A storm breaks over the city… for some, the world will end...

A dramatic adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, this production seeks to bring King Lear to a wider audience by heightening the violence and raw power of the text, and re-imagining some of its famous characters.

Directed by Madison Fowler & Piers Horner

DOORS @ 7.00PM

Tickets: £6 students, £6.50 non-students



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