The Q

Echo Theatre presents

King Lear

29 Nov 23

The Q

14+

A bold, contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy, King Lear.

Overview

Date

29 Nov – 3 Dec 2023

Sessions

2pm 5pm & 7.30pm

Opening Night

7.30pm, Wed 29 Nov 23 

Season

7.30pm, Thu 30 Nov 23

7.30pm, Fri 1 Dec 23

2pm, Sat 2 Dec 23

7.30pm, Sat 2 Dec 23

5pm, Sun 3 Dec 23

Venue

The Q

Running time

180 mins, incl. 20 min interval

Audience advice

May contain nudity, violence, strobe lighting, and haze effects. Please contact Box Office closer to the season for updated information. Recommended for ages 14+

Tickets

$30 – $60

Concession tickets must show ID

Non-members
U30s$30
Concession$50
Adult$60
Group 8+$50ea
Members
Adult$55
Concession$45

Description

Classification

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“When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.”

A kingdom, ruled by an aging, 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 as King Lear