The Cork Shakespearean Company present King Lear in the Cork Unitarian Church from Wednesday 28th until Saturday 31st October. With a community cast led by professional and critically acclaimed actor, Michael Grennell under the discerning eyes of directors; Declan Wolfe and Sinéad Dunphy, this production is sure to be a stand-out theatre piece this winter.
The tale of King Lear is the story of two families torn apart by lust, greed and the hunger for power. This exciting and imaginative performance brings new interpretation to this classic text, – it’s Lear as you’ve never seen him before. Set in a timeless context, we see Lear divide up his property in three to avoid future strife but through the tragedy of mental illness, political instability and jealousy, the story descends into chaos and strife culminating in its heart-breaking end.
Featuring a new gothic styling of this literary classic with the help of Fiona Ryan and Gill Wild, combined with bespoke music compositions from Seadna McGillycuddy, set in candlelight in Cork’s Unitarian Church, this is more than a production, this is an experience!
Tickets are €15 and will be available on the door but due to limited capacity you are urged to book in advance through the Everyman; www.everymancork.com or 021 450 1673.