London: Malthouse Theatre - The Shadow King


Picture credit © Jeff Busby

Lear is the head of a remote community wrangling over mining rights, inheritance and wealth. His story descends into madness and brutality against the red earth of the Australian outback, dominated by the imposing presence and blinding lights of a mining truck. 

Transporting King Lear to the story-rich and resource-laden terrain of northern Australia, The Shadow King reimagines Shakespeare’s tragedy as a blood-soaked tale of two indigenous families divided by land, identity and legitimacy. Told through modern English, Kriol languages and with a score performed live by an onstage band, the production fuses new text, video and Aboriginal 'dreamtime' songs to create provocative theatre. 

22 June - 2 July 2016
1 hour 35 mins/no interval 
Age guidance 12+ 

Performed in English and Kriol languages 

30 Jun 
Post-show talk
Free to same-day ticket holders

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Group(s): Advance


Sun, June 26, 2016
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT+0000) GMT


Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
United Kingdom