March 19th-March 30th 2019
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Lear is retiring. He cannot stand in the way of progress. But dividing his vast empire between his three daughters comes at a cost. Now he must navigate a treacherous path leading to refuge or madness.
Yard Players present a new interpretation of an epic story of loss, growing old and new beginnings.
Set in a criminal world where family ties are stretched thin and business brings blood, we visit the stark reality of an ever divisive dog-eat-dog society.
He's mad that trusts in the tameness of a wolf.
'This is Shakespeare just how it should be; a clear, concise, focus on the lines and an excellent delivery from a stellar cast' - ***** Everything Theatre
'Yard Players breathe new life into the old dog and have created an intelligent, invigorating and witty production' - **** Fairy Powered Productions
'Stripped Back Lear Evokes Tears' - **** The Weekender
'The opening scene – where Lear ‘holds court’ and we’re introduced to the principal characters – is pitch perfect, as is the wisdom of the casting.' - **** Breaking the Fourth Wall
'It’s moving, aggressive and a with creative use of the space and way of storytelling.' - **** Last Minute Theatre Tickets