14 Jul 2011
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This August, Hamilton theatre company Fullhouse Productions is thrilled to present to Hamilton audiences King Lear, one of the greatest plays ever written.
An ageing king abdicates. There's a scramble to fill the power vacuum. Loyalties are tested. Families disintegrate as children turn against parents... and each other. King Lear tells a poignant tale of tragedy, power, greed and murder.
“This is such a visceral play, it's full of jolts and sudden connections. King Lear is like Shakespeare on nitrous oxide - a massive high followed by a spectacular crash-and-burn ending.” says Director Michael Switzer.
“The characters are meaty, muscular and compelling, the language is the sweetest poetry in the bleakest setting. I'm thrilled the cast has been so open to diving right in the deep end of this play.”
Fullhouse’s resume includes The Miser of Mystery Creek, Lovepuke, Death of a Salesman and An Italian Straw Hat.
Lear himself will be performed by ‘Laird of Hamilton’ Graeme Cairns, supported by a seasoned and well cast group of actors.
This is a show not to be missed for Shakespeare lovers, theatre lovers and those who are after an epic night out.
When: August 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19 20
Time: 7.30pm (duration 2 hours 30 including interval)
Venue: Meteor Theatre, Hamilton
Tickets: $28 adults, $18 students from www.ticketek.co.nz