30 Nov – 3 Dec 2023
1.30pm, 5pm & 7.30pm
180 mins, incl. 20 min interval
Contains nudity, violence, strobe lighting, and haze effects. Recommended for ages 14+
$30 – $60
Concession tickets must show ID
“When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”
A kingdom, ruled by an ageing, authoritarian monarch, is fractured by pride, folly, and avarice in Shakespeare’s epic tragedy, King Lear. When the deteriorating King misjudges the loyalty of their children, the struggle for power becomes unflinchingly violent and callous, and ultimately leads to devastating consequences.
In this bold, contemporary adaptation, Karen Vickery stars as the titular King alongside an extraordinary local cast. Prepare to see The Q as you’ve never seen it before, as Echo Theatre’s electrifying new production promises to be a spectacle of otherworldly proportions.
A family drama with global resonance, King Lear forces us to confront our own humanity, and dismantle our preconceptions of power.
Director Joel Horwood
With Karen Vickery, Lainie Hart, Natasha Vickery, Petronella van Tienen, Christina Falsone, Michael Sparks, Josh Wiseman, Lewis McDonald, Glenn Brighenti, Jim Adamik, Tom Cullen, and Holly Ross.