lear’s daughters

with SHAKESPEARE'S original text / directed by: ISABELLE KETTLE
9 - 20 Dec

Christmas at the Lears’, 2014. The king is upstaged as Shakespeare’s tragedy is told through the eyes of its female protagonists.

Combining live music with Shakespeare’s original text, Lear’s Daughters tackles the domestic heartbreak at the centre of this much-loved tale. Follow three sisters as they struggle to look after their ailing father whilst asserting themselves in what was once a man’s world.

“We are his flesh, his blood, his daughters – or rather a disease that’s in his flesh, that I must needs call mine”

Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, Footfall Theatre present their sell-out, award-winning reworking of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.

Find out more about Footfall Theatre here

“A haunting, alarming and moving piece of drama”
★★★★ Broadway Baby

“This is a fantastic adaptation…they have the audience’s undivided attention”
★★★★ Plays to See

“The performance [has] a depth and integrity that is astounding”
★★★★ Edfringe Review

“Speaks powerfully to a contemporary audience… an ingenious adaptation”
★★★★ The Public Reviews


Latecomers cannot be admitted. Please arrive in good time to collect your ticket from the Box Office before the show starts at 7.45pm.

Running time 75 minutes without interval.

river in the sky

6 - 24 Aug

Jack and Ellie wanted a family. Then one day, they lost their child and their reality changed forever. Whilst one hides in a caravan, the other visits them and together they tell each other magnificent stories. But will these stories spiral them further into grief or somehow bring them back? 

it’s a playception

8 & 9 Sept

Elise and Sirenna have written a play! They have nabbed a great space! They have secured financial backing! They have written a marketing blurb!

They are still not taken seriously.

A play about two women writing a play about two women writing a play about two women writing a play.

call me fury

17 Sept - 5 Oct

“The fire of fear is the only flame that burns bright.”

CALL ME FURY is about The Salem Witch Trials. Sort of. A feral scream of rage, this play is a commentary about sexual politics and feminism today – set to live folk music.

Like a spell: a good spell.” Lyn Gardner

the house of yes

8-26 Oct

There’s a storm brewing at the Pascal family home. Jackie-O is recovering from a nervous breakdown. Twin brother Marty’s headed home bringing a surprise. Younger brother Anthony only has one thing on his mind. And mother’s self-medicating (again). Let the games begin!
The award-winning Hope Theatre team present a rare revival of this deliciously dark comic-drama about a family living in the shadow of the Kennedy clan.


19 Nov - 7 Dec

Vivian is on the verge of a career defining achievement when a shattering allegation about her famous father, now suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, threatens to be revealed. As the pressure grows around the family, the threads that bind them begin to snap. Is protecting family, more important than the truth?

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