lear’s daughters

with SHAKESPEARE'S original text / directed by: ISABELLE KETTLE
9 - 20 Dec
7.45pm
£14/12

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

UNDER 18s ARE NOT PERMITTED INTO THE THEATRE FOR THIS PERFORMANCE.

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.

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Tales Retold presents Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. An abridged version based on Brendan Murray’s adaptation directed by James Stone. When Vanya’s brother-in-law returns to the family home, his new wife becomes an unwitting, destabilising influence. A passionate crescendo of domestic turbulence ensues, plunging the estate into a bitter existential crisis.

getting over everest

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GETTING OVER EVEREST is an original comedy, following Libby’s journey into singledom after she is unexpectedly dumped by her boyfriend of 10 years. A unique female-led production combining monologue storytelling, ensemble, character comedy and the ultimate breakup playlist. 

testament

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sexy lamp

26 & 27 May

“And so I figured if McDonald’s can call itself a restaurant, I can call myself an actor”
SEXY LAMP, Show of the Week at VAULT 2019, is a one-woman comedy with songs that follows Katie as she tries to shed some light on the shady acting industry. Katie trained at drama school so she can audition for ground-breaking roles including “dead girlfriend” and “restaurant slut”.

cuttings

4 - 22 June

YouTuber turned actor Arthur Moses wins an Olivier Award, and goes onto drunkenly deliver the most offensive, outrageous and profanity laden speech in the ceremony’s history.
His publicists have quite a morning ahead of them.
CUTTINGS is a satirical look at fandom, fame and being ‘sorry’ in the 21st Century.

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Female-led RoundPeg Theatre brings Anthony Neilson’s controversial play to London for the first time in 15 years. A female pornographer comes face to face with a censor – the man whose job it is to determine whether her work can see the light of day.

A tender, graphic exploration into sex, pleasure and taboo.

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