|MTC presents QUEEN LEAR by William Shakespeare|
‘Nevin [is] one of the grande dames of Australian theatre’ - The Age
‘[the] most gutting and emotionally extreme of the tragedies’ - The Independent
Abdicating her power, Lear holds a contest for her daughters with a portion of her empire as a prize. When one child refuses to play the game, the tragedy that ensues will lead Lear from power to powerlessness, from reason to madness and, ultimately, from blindness to insight.
The cut of the serpent’s tooth. In this version of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy, Robyn Nevin plays Lear, opening a powerful perspective on a story that can still shake our humanity to its roots. Rachel McDonald directs this brand new production in her MTC debut.
Cast includes Belinda McClory, Robyn Nevin, Rohan Nichol, Genevieve Picot, Richard Piper Director - Rachel McDonald
Set and Costume Designer - Tracy Grant Lord
Composer - Iain Grandage
Queen Lear runs from 7 July the 18 August 2012 at The MTC Theatre, Sumner.
BOOKINGS at www.mtc.com.au or call 03 8688 0800.
Warning: contains violence
Photography by Earl Carter