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Lear archiveEdward Bond's version of Lear's story embraces myth, superstition and reality to reveal the endemic violence of a rancorous society. Set around the symbolic building of a great wall, Lear exposes false morality as the source of the aggressive tension which may ultimately destroy us all.
Performers Ian McDiarmid (Lear), Claudie Blakley (Bodice), Sharon Small (Fonatelle), David Cardy (1st Workman/Soldier F/Stranger/Pete/Bishop/Old Prison Orderly), Tim Chipping (Foreman/Soldier E H and K/Farmer/John), Bryan Dick (Gravedigger's Boy), Robert East (Old Counciller/Prisoner 4), Patrick Godfrey (Warrington/Judge), Robert Hastie (Ben/Wounded Rebel Soldier/Guard 2nd/Workman/Prisoner 3), Aaron McCusker (Firing Squad Officer/Carpenter), Stella Madden (Farmer's Wife/Prisoner 2), Michael Melia (Engineer/Prison Commandant/Soldier D and I/Officer/Old Sailor), David Nicolle (Farmer's Son/Lewis/Clerk/3rd Workman/Bodice's Aide/Soldier B and P), Georgina Rich (Gravedigger's Boy's Wife), David Sibley (North/Small Man/Soldier O), Sam Spruell (Soldier A G J N and R/Sergeant), Richard Trinder (Cornwall/Thomas/Soldier M), Kate Webster (Susan/Rebel Soldier).
Author Edward Bond. Producer Sheffield Theatre. Director Jonathan Kent. Design Dick Bird. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Sound Adam Cork. Director Dominic Leclerc (assistant). Director Sam Chandley (casting).


Lear (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0529414889. Details of all Lear archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S3931

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