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.

talking back

7 - 8 June

TALKING BACK: A Night of Black Verbatim Theatre encompasses two plays: BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN & PRESENT BLACK FATHERS. BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN: interviews of Black women in relationships with white men. Expect talks of privilege, activism, & headscarves. PRESENT BLACK FATHERS: interviews that challenge the “absent Black father” stereotype. Funny, emotional, & sometimes too real.

period dramas

21 & 22 June

Ever wondered what Period Dramas would be like if they really were about Periods?

Period Dramas is a hilarious one-woman romp through the ages where stand-up, cabaret and tap dance collide to fill the gaps in the history books and interrogate the menstrual taboo both past and present.

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