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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