Venue: Main House
Date: Fri 23 Nov - Sat 24 Nov
Time: Fri 23: 7.30pm, Sat 24: 2.30pm
Produced by: The Royal Shakespeare Company
Written by: William Shakespeare
Edited and Directed by: Tim Crouch
A royal family gather for Christmas. The father broadcasts his seasonal message: he's giving up work and dividing his kingdom. With this misjudged act the natural order is upturned and the scene is set for a story of family break-up, homelessness and heartbreak.
In this new edited version, King Lear is brought vibrantly to life for schools, families and younger audiences. Stripped down to 75 minutes, the production is a thrilling and
accessible introduction to one of the greatest plays ever written.
‘Makes every word sing out with great clarity so that no (one) can fail to understand.’ The Stage
‘Crouch’s original work is known for it’s direct engagement with the audience.’ The Financial Times
As well as public performances, there are special performances specifically for schools taking place in the De Grey Ballroom on Thu 22 Nov (10am & 1.30pm). These performances are an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with the actors, away from the traditional theatre setting. Valuable for all ages, but especially good for Key Stage 2 - 3.
Book your special tickets via the Box Office.
20 & 21 Nov at York High School
7.30pm followed by a Q&A with the cast and team
£7 adults £3 concessions
Please book tickets via York Theatre Royal's Box Office in person or on the phone 01904 623568
An introduction to King Lear. This interactive in-school workshop will introduce the story of King Lear, explore its key ideas and themes and give the students an excellent understanding of the story before they come and see the production.
Cost: £150 per class (2hr)
The RSC have a dedicated facebook page for teachers. Take a look here.