lɘar

17/05/2017 – 27/05/2017

Program
Year
2017
Author
After William Shakespeare
Abstract

REVERSE THY DOOM

lɘar is an original semi-devised and performative theatrical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tragedy of King Lear. This adaptation is performed backwards (starting with the final scene and running back to the beginning) to draw out issues of the current political climate and delves into discussions of how human folly, particularly greed, narcissism, and a lack of empathy, lead to tragic results for innocents and perpetrators alike. As such, each tragic event will be followed by the decisions and actions that led to it.

Director
Adelaide Greig
Cast
LEAR - Len Duniec
CORDELIA - Sian Lewis
GONERIL - Ella du Ve
REGAN - Georgie Pender
KENT - Kassandra Tilley
GLOUCESTER - Madeleine Kerr
EDMUND - Alexander Scott
EDGAR - Lexie Turnbull
ALBANY - Jonas Crowder
CORNWALL - Jakub Duniec
OSWALD - Rupert Bevan
CAPTAIN #1, FIRST SERVANT, MESSENGER #1 - Amy Gamage
GENTLEMAN #1, CAPTAIN #2, THIRD SERVANT - Tansy Pereira
HERALD #1, DOCTOR #1, SECOND SERVANT - Achiraya Layton Umpornpun
GENTLEMAN #2, KING OF FRANCE - Nathan Higgins
Crew
DIRECTOR - Adelaide Greig
PRODUCERS - Eunice Chuang and Reis Low
PRODUCTION MANAGER - Jack Murray
STAGE MANAGER - Joshua Trappett
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS - Maddi Cullen and Amy Spurgeon
DRAMATURG - Amy Spurgeon
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGERS- Christina Panitsidis and Sara Kissel
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS - Laura Barnes and Laetitia Djaja
LIGHTING DESIGNER and OPERATOR - Holi Walsh
SOUND DESIGNER and OPERATOR - Rebi Houlihan
AV DESIGN and OPERATOR - Laura Barnes
SET DESIGNER - Satyaprem Saraswati
COSTUME, HAIR and MAKEUP DESIGNER - Maddy Nibali
PUBLICITY MANAGER- Rachel Shrives
ASSISTANT PUBLICITY MANAGER – Lucy Holz
EQUITY OFFICER - Rachel Shrives

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