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May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Running time: 90 mins
Recommended age: 14+
Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, this inventive, irreverent and highly accessible one-man adaptation is presented to you from the point of view of LEAR’s long suffering and ever-loyal fool.
The bastard Edmund, haughty Goneril, poor deluded Gloucester, oily Oswald, sweet Cordelia, mad Tom – all the characters from this sad and sorry tale brought to glorious life in this fast paced, funny, poignant and ultimately heartbreaking production.
Adapted & performed by Paul Morel and directed by John Mowat with all of Oddbodies’ trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair, this is an unmissable reworking of one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant plays.
Oddbodies is the Company behind many highly acclaimed shows, such as the feast of Dickens’ characters in SYKES & NANCY:
‘Superb characterisations accomplished almost entirely through posture, gesture and facial expression…a joy to watch’
Critics’ Choice, The Chicago Reader
And the two-handed adaptation of Shakespeare’s RICHARD III:
‘Shakespeare would have loved this… a funny, clever and beautifully edited production…stunning’
Pick of the Week, The Independent
MULTI-BUY DISCOUNT: Buy for up to 4 shows and save money!
One show for £8
Two shows for £14
Three shows for £18
Four shows for £20
Box Office services are provided by Barbican Theatre and are subject to their Terms and Conditions.
Seating is not allocated for this performance. Audiences are advised to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the show to allow for time to take their seats before the performance begins.