Shifting Sands

The King Lear

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Wed 21 Mar, 20:00

Advisory age: 11+



Giving a modern comedic twist to Shakespeare's popular tragedy, acclaimed clown theatre company Shifting Sands set the action in a pub.

When the landlord of “THE KING LEAR” announces his retirement and the division of his “kingdom” between his daughters he imitates his famous namesake and demands to know which of them loves him the most. In the process he unleashes a playful, irreverent interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, set not in Stratford-Upon-Avon but in a pub!

A compellingly inventive retelling mixing slapstick and pathos with warm humour.

For adults - but suitable for 11 years +.
Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes including interval.

Ticket information

£12, £11 concessions, £10 members - become a member

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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