Modern take on The Bard’s play

Poor Tom, King Lear and Kent from The King Lear. EMN-170221-114621001
Poor Tom, King Lear and Kent from The King Lear. EMN-170221-114621001

An adaption of William Shakespeare’s tragedy entitled The King Lear will be performed at Harmston Memorial Hall this Saturday, February 25.

Shifting Sands present The King Lear with some notable changes, including the play taking place in a pub.

Artistic director Gerry Flanagan said: “I am delighted to be able to retell this classic. It’s one of my favourites. Being able to tour The King Lear is very exciting.”

The story follows landlord Mr Lear announcing his retirement and the division of his kingdom between his daughters.

A spokesman from Shifting Sands said: “Hilarious and heart breaking, The King Lear will unfold using physical theatre, clowning and 
vibrant storytelling all linked by Shakespeare’s magnificent text.”

Tickets for the show are priced at £9 for adults and £6.50 for children under 16.

To book, call Keith Elms on 01522 722462 or Jo Oldham on 01522 722919.

King Lear will also be performed in Leadenham Village Hall on Friday, March 3 and Heydour Parish Hall, in Aisby, on Sunday, March 5.

For Leadenham Village Hall call 01400 272835 and for Heydour Parish Village Hall 01529 455501.

King Lear appears as part of Lincolnshire Rural Touring.