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+
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