King Lear

‘A powerful transformation of society is taking place - we are changing, the world is changing. The Shakespearean spirit has given us the strength to continue, we do not give up.’

When Russia invaded Ukraine, thousands of people found refuge in the small town of Uzhhorod in western Ukraine. Local director Vyacheslav Yehorov saw the parallels between the refugees’ experience and the themes of King Lear, and involved them in the creation of his play.

The result is a compelling new production threaded through with a haunting sense of loss.

King Lear is performed in Ukrainian without surtitles.

Two performances only. All tickets £15.