Who is it that can tell me who I am?
In an ancient Britain bound by loyalty to the clan and the power of the sword, King Lear decides to give up his crown. As he divides the kingdom between his daughters, family ties disintegrate, order disappears and the land slides into chaos.
Shakespeare’s brutal portrait of one man’s unwinding sanity takes us from the heart of power to the cold and barren world of the outsider. It pitches Lear against his children, against nature and against the universe itself.
This powerful reading of King Lear stars Don Warrington in the title role and is presented as part of the celebrations for Talawa’s 30th anniversary year, and 400 years after the death of Shakespeare.