ONE OF Shakespeare’s most epic and powerful plays will be aired live in Pershore this autumn.
Recorded at the highly acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RSC), in Stratford-upon-Avon, The Bard’s iconic King Lear will be aired at Pershore Number 8 Community Arts Centre on Saturday, October 15.
Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king, the play saw its first performance on St. Stephen’s Day in 1606 and has since gone onto grace the most prestigious theatres across the globe, with the title role coveted by many of the world’s most accomplished actors.
The tragedy tells the tale of King Lear himself, who has ruled for many years.
But as age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power.
Misjudging his children’s loyalty and finding himself alone in the wilderness, he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.
RSC associate artist Antony Sher plays King Lear, one of the greatest roles written by Shakespeare, whilst the production is directed by RSC artist director Gregory Doran.
So come along and enjoy this breathtaking performance on the big screen.
The event will start at 7pm and tickets cost £14 for adults and £10 for students.
Call the theatres’ Box Office on 01386 555488 or visit www.number8.org for more information.