King Lear (2014): Darker Purpose Theatre, Cockpit Theatre, London
PrKing Lear (2014)
CAST INCLUDED: Stephen Christos (Gloucester); Dominic Kelly (Edgar); Dan MacLane (Kent); Wendy Morgan (Goneril); Charlie Ryall (Cordelia); David Ryall (Lear); Nikki Leigh Scott (Regan); Michael Luke Walsh (Edmund); Ryan Wichert (Fool).
This production ran from 11 - 29 March 2014. Production information taken from Theatre Record; may be incomplete.
"Life and art are performing a cruel little dance in this production of King Lear from Darker Purpose Theatre. The show begins with an announcement from director Lewis Reynolds: David Ryall is not well and will perform with his play text. The cast rallies brilliantly but a King Lear with a faltering Lear is always going to be very hard work. Designer Alexander McPherson's set has a faintly ritualistic air. Huge flags droop in a circle above the stage and the principal props are made of stone. The actors perform inside a chalked circle and the men wear military gear. It doesn't add up to much and looks a bit like a bunch of soldiers have camped out in Stonehenge." ~ Miriam Gillinson, Time Out London, 22 March 2014, in Theatre Record 2014, Issue 5