At once fast-paced and thought-provoking, Lost Lear lands us into the world of Joy, a woman with dementia, who is being cared for through a method whereby people live inside an old memory.
Joy’s delicately maintained reality is upended by the arrival of her estranged son who, being cast as Cordelia, must find a way to speak his piece from within the limited role he’s given. Using puppetry, projection and live video effects, the audience are landed in Joy’s world as layers of her past and present, fiction and reality, overlap and distort.
“Who is it that can tell me who I am?” — King Lear, Act I, Scene IV
★★★★★ “Brilliantly conceived and executed… a remarkable achievement” – The Examiner
24 October - 25 October 2023
Start 20:00End 21:15