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FORTYFIVEDOWNSTAIRS THEATRE

26th May - 6th June 2021

7.30pm (5pm Sunday)

Directed by Ayesha Gibson

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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.

King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one King, one courtier – misjudge the loyalty of their children, catapulting them both into a violent power struggle that forces them to realise their false values and confront their own humanity.

Forget what you think you know about Melbourne Shakespeare Company this hard hitting, contemporary adaptation is the first in our new MSC Studio collection. These works are not family friendly and seek to explore some of the darker pieces from Shakespeare's repertoire. Under the direction of Ayesha Gibson, King Lear is a raw and relevant exploration of one of the greatest tragedies of all time. 

Producer

Artistic Director

Director

Set

SM

Lighting

Sound

Costume

Fight Director

Michael Mack

Jennifer Dean

Ayesha Gibson

Hayley James

Teri Steer

Alex Blackwell

Ben Keene

Aislinn Naughton

John Reed

King Lear

Cordelia

Goneril

Regan

France

Edmund

Fool

Cornwall

Edgar

Albany

Kent

Gloucester

Oswald

Evelyn Krape

Isabella Ferrar

Claire Nicholls

Annabelle Tudor

John Reed

Matt Connell

Don Bridges

Johnathan Peck

Kayla Hamill

Augustin Tchantcho

Kevin Hopkins

Anthea Davis

Andrew Dang