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King Lear

by Oddbodies

theatre, spoken-word-and-live-literature

Oddbodies' King Lear has the company's trademark physical ingenuity & visual flair, is inventive, irreverent and highly accessible.

about the production

Adapted & performed by Paul Morel, directed by John Mowat with all of Oddbodies’ trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair, this is an inventive, irreverent and highly accessible take on one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant plays. Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, the tragic trajectory of Lear’s demise is presented to you from the point of view of his long suffering and ever-loyal fool. Blindness, betrayal, delusion, deceit, love, loyalty, lust and greed –it’s all here in this fast paced, funny, poignant and ultimately heartbreaking production.

about the artist

Oddbodies is a small-scale, independent production company creating original and compelling new work for theatre, film and the visual arts. Whether it’s touring acclaimed theatre shows, or captivating audiences with their award-winning films, telling stories is what they do. Renowned for its’ ‘physical invention and visual ingenuity’, Oddbodies’ theatre work has been seen all over the UK, in Europe, Canada and the USA, taking part in numerous festivals along the way; The Chicago Festival, LIMF, Glastonbury, Time Out Critics’ Choice Festival, BAC’s Festival of Visual Theatre and the British Council’s Showcase of the Best of British Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival. ‘Oddbodies

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stage dimensions

width: 3 metres

height: 2 metres

depth: 3 metres

Ideally require a technician that can run a basic lighting wash.


‘This is a production with more drama and pathos than any I have seen which had a full cast. Wonderful… brilliant…faultless… the best evening of Shakespeare I can remember’

The Jersey Evening Post

‘More damn good theatre than I’ve seen in many an hour & a half’

Critics Choice - Time Out

‘Shakespeare would have loved this…a funny, clever and beautifully edited production…stunning’

Critics Choice, The Independant

Offer Workshops

£650 for one show, but this comes down when more shows are booked.