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King Lear

by William Shakespeare

A jungle of raw, feral emotions…Shakespeare’s epic imagination in imagery and language interrogates and exposes human folly and corruption – Lear and his daughters…Gloucester and his sons…

Through madness to reason…Through blindness to sight…Through suffering to a better world…

“Rutter’s actors seize on the givens of their characters, breathe vigour
and energy into the poetry and let the story take hold. The result is
riveting, powerful theatre – a tornado of emotions”

The Stage

“The text remains unsullied…the result is brisk and pacy.”

The Times

“Northern Broadsides: one of theatre’s success stories of the past
decade…I would advise catching King Lear on tour this autumn.”

The Daily Mail

“A redoubtable and original company…steadily emerging is the
continuity of vision and the incomparable value of long-term
ensemble work, something all too rare in contemporary theatre.”

The Independent

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