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King Lear

Directed by Ayesha Gibson

24 AUG — 3 SEP 2023

fortyfivedownstairs, CBD
90 minutes with no interval

Melbourne Shakespeare Company’s moving contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy – King Lear is a tender, violent, and intimate exploration of old age portrayed in all its vulnerability, pride, folly and wisdom. Unlike Melbourne Shakespeare Company’s regular outdoor productions, our King Lear production is the first for Melbourne Shakespeare Studio, which will showcase some of Shakespeare's darker repertoire plays not be suitable for children under 12.

"Melbourne Shakespeare Company’s production of King Lear is an intelligent and enjoyable interpretation of this classic." — theatrepeople

King Lear


Evelyn Krape
Isabella Ferrer
Claire Nicholls
Annabelle Tudor
John Reed
Matthew Connell
Don Bridges
Johnathan Peck
Kayla Hamill
Augustin Tchantcho
Kevin Hopkins
Anthea Davis
Andrew Dang

"I found Krape's strong performance as a person of power was not bound to gender, but to her skill and experience as an actor." - weekendnotes

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