Dorchester Arts presents: King Lear Retold, Debs Newbold

Performance storyteller Debs Newbold brings Shakespeare vividly to life in a powerhouse solo performance of the Bard's deepest and most moving tragedy.

On a simple, bare stage, using no set script Debs creates a 'cinema of the imagination' which will hold you spellbound. A story of human frailty and love, King Lear Retold catapults its audiences into the turbulent world of a man who gives up his life's work and in doing so, losed himself. Building on a passionate command of Shakespeare's verse, Debs takes the audience on a journey through this dramatic, shocking and deeply human story. This is Shakespeare retold for everyone - especially those who think Shakespeare is not for them.

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Sunday 7th October, 8.00pm


Corn Exchange

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Thomas Williams
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Very well organised, excellent variety in terms of author and presentation. Favourite was Tony Robinson, but I also really enjoyed Julia Shaw (memory very thought provoking), Richard Dannatt (good solid start to festival) JOHN Wright (local and good humour) Alison Weir (such research and knowledge) and Victoria Hislop (novel in a different style).

Jeanne Holmes
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Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.

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Edwina Toone
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Thanks very much... It was fun and the audience very responsive.

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