After a brief stop-off on home-turf (Shakespeare’s Globe of course!), the King Lear cast are on the go once again. Now that they are well and truly into the spirit of touring what better way to shake things up a bit than taking part in England’s biggest arts festival?

We are thrilled to be part of the 47th annual Brighton Festival which will play host to over 370 performances and 154 events in 30 venues across Brighton and Hove. King Lear is being performed at St Nicholas’ Rest Garden.

The Venue: St Nicholas’ Rest Garden

Known by many as a ‘green lung’ in the middle of the city, this green space was laid out in 1840 as an extension cemetery for Brighton’s parish church, St Nicholas and was used for burials until 1853. With just the one entrance and exit – a big stone archway – and open to everyone, under the care of the city council, it is usually a peaceful spot to sit and read or think.

Brighton Festival

We performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Brighton Festival in 2009, directed by Raz Shaw.

This year, King Lear is being performed from 23rd to 26th May at 6pm; 1pm on the Saturday. Tickets for children can be bought for £8 and a family ticket can be purchased for £40. Buy your tickets here.

There’s also a free Q&A with actors the day after the show.


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