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Lost Lear


  • 28 - 29 Nov // 8pm
  • Main Space
  • €24 & €22 concession

All 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 where people live inside an old memory.

Following the national and international tour of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Dan Colley and his company have turned their sights on a very (very) loose adaptation of King Lear, examining the self and that part of us that’s inaccessible to others.

“Devastating stuff, deftly done…Colley is a theatre maker of remarkable imagination and insight” ★★★★★ The Stage
“Brilliantly conceived and executed… a remarkable achievement” ★★★★★ The Examiner
“Bravely visits painful places to tenderly illuminate them” ★★★★★ The Arts Review
“In a role demanding a wide physical and emotional range…Bowe is remarkable” ★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday 

Presented By: Riverbank Arts Centre and Mermaid Arts Centre
Duration: 75 minutes. No interval
Age Suitability 14+

Contains strong themes including depiction of the experience of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
If you have been affected by this material in any way, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline is available 6 days a week on 1800 341 341 or email helpline@alzheimer.ie

Cast & Creative Team:
Written By:
Dan Colley & Company
Directed By: Dan Colley
Cast: Venetia Bowe, Peter Daly, Manus Halligan, Em Ormonde, Clodagh O’Farrell
Music Composed By: Daniel McAuley
Set Design: Andrew Clancy
Lighting Design: Suzie Cummins
Costume Design: Cherie White
Sound Design: Kevin Gleeson
AV Design: Ross Ryder
Image Credit: Pato Cassinoni and Sarah Monloney

supported by field:arts

The Civic Sessions
Join us for a post-show discussion with cast and creatives on Tuesday 28th Nov.

Kindly Supported by Arts Council Ireland



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