King Lear, growing old and too tired to reign, decides to divide his realm amongst his three daughters, leaving the largest share to the one who loves him the most. His two eldest daughters, Goneril and Regan – both monstrous and deceitful – are rewarded for their insincere flattery. His youngest daughter, Cordelia, however, speaks honestly and truthfully, which enrages the old man so much that he disinherits her.
But Lear is soon to find out just how much love Goneril and Regan really have for him!
Director Julian Anderson and the Repertory company bring you a Lear for our time with a post-modern corporate setting, stylish outfits suggestive of an historical twist on contemporary high fashion, and Lear himself presented very much as an aging oligarch from a sinister and foreboding parallel-present or near-future.
Come along and experience this ultimate tragedy of filial betrayal and witness the poignancy and relevance this iconic play still has four centuries after Shakespeare’s death.
All shows 7.30 pm
Aug 24–27, Aug 31–Sept 3 & Sept 7-9
Aikmans Road, Merivale
Concession prices apply to Gold Card holders, Community Service Card & KiwiAble Leisure Card holders, Full-time students (tertiary & secondary) & Under-18s.
Proof of entitlement must be presented upon admission.
Group bookings of 10 or more – Concession rate applies!
Special Deal! Ticket holders receive 10% discount on meals
at the Brewers Arms, Merivale (conditions apply).
Special discount for school group bookings! (Contact us for more information)
Full Subscriber Members of Repertory & complimentary voucher holders
please contact us for booking instructions.
Please note: seating is by general admission (no seat numbers allocated).
Wheelchair access available.
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