The King Lear!

Allendale Village Hall is bringing to the village, a playful and moving,

retelling of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy – set in a pub.

Instead of a Kingdom – a pub!

Instead of a King – Mr Lear, the landlord!

Hilarious and heart breaking, The King Lear will unfold using physical theatre, clowning and vibrant storytelling all linked by Shakespeare’s magnificent text. What starts as a game becomes real as Shifting Sands play with Shakespeare’s ingredients yet remain faithful to his themes. There will be irreverence, but no parody. The result – potent, comic, accessible and heart-felt theatre.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Derbyshire based Shifting Sands Theatre is known for creating a clown’s eye view of epic tales and classic texts as well as devising contemporary material. They perform countrywide from village halls and theatres to festivals. Their ‘Lear with Beer’ is touring to Allendale with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. The show is performed by four actors and is directed by one of England’s most sought after Clown practitioners, Gerry Flanagan.

Tickets on sale now!

£8 – available at the Coop and Post Office

or call 07854 982 721 to book a seat.