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Glassbox Theatre presents King Lear
March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Glassbox Theatre, Gillingham is presenting King Lear on Friday 6th March from 7.30 pm.
Adapted and performed by Paul Morel, directed by John Mowat with all of Oddbodies’ trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair, this is an inventive, irreverent and highly accessible take on one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant plays.
Oddbodies’ acclaimed theatre work has been seen all over the UK, in Europe, Canada and the USA and their shows have taken part in numerous festivals. Their Autumn tour was a great success with positive audience feedback and they hope for the same for the Spring 2020 tour.
Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, the tragic path of Lear’s demise is presented to you from the point of view of his long suffering and every-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 life before your eyes.
Blindness, betrayal, delusion, deceit, love, loyalty, lust and greed – it’s all here in this fast paced, funny, poignant and ultimately heartbreaking production.
Tickets: Adult £12 / Concession £10 / Student £8. Tickets can be booked via the website.
The Glassbox Theatre is located at MidKent College Campus, Medway Road, Gillingham ME7 1FN.
Herewith some of the reviews on this company’s production:
“Oddbodies is that rare thing, a genuinely inventive blast of fresh air” – London Evening Standard
“Shakespeare would have loved this….a funny, clever and beautifully edited production…stunning” Critics Choice, The Independent
“More damn good theatre that I’ve seen in many an hour and a half” – Critic’s Choice Time Out