Oddbodies

King Lear

Dates

Tue 28 May

Times

6pm

Runtime

90 mins

Age

14+

Price

£8

Please collect tickets at Barbican Theatre from 20 minutes before the performance begins

Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, this inventive, irreverent and highly accessible one-man adaptation is presented to you from the point of view of LEAR’s long suffering and ever-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 glorious life in this fast paced, funny, poignant and ultimately heartbreaking production.

Adapted & performed by Paul Morel and directed by John Mowat with all of Oddbodies’ trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair, this is an unmissable reworking of one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant plays.

Oddbodies is the Company behind many highly acclaimed shows, such as the feast of Dickens’ characters in SYKES & NANCY:

‘Superb characterisations accomplished almost entirely through posture, gesture and facial expression…a joy to watch’
Critics’ Choice, The Chicago Reader

And the two-handed adaptation of Shakespeare’s RICHARD III:

‘Shakespeare would have loved this… a funny, clever and beautifully edited production…stunning’
Pick of the week, The Independent

MULTI-BUY DISCOUNT: Buy for up to 4 shows and save money!
One show for £8
Two shows for £14
Three shows for £18
Four shows for £20

Venue

Seating is usually pre-allocated for performances (if it isn't it will say so on the booking page). Audiences are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the show to allow for time to take their seats before the performance begins. If you require disabled/accessible seating, please call us on 01752 267131 to discuss your requirements.

Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Theatre
Castle Street
Plymouth
PL1 2NJ

(Barbican Theatre is behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre opposite Mayflower Steps and The Prawn!)

01752 267131 (Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm)

info@barbicantheatre.co.uk

Tickets

Pre-booked tickets can be collected from the Box Office at Barbican Theatre from 1 hour before your performance starts, unless you have opted to have them posted (for an additional charge of £1 per order at time of booking) Tickets can also be bought for that day's performance from the box office from 1 hour before performances begin (subject to ticket availability)

Tickets for this event are no longer available.