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When King Lear decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, he sets in motion a terrifying chain of events which will bring him to the very edge of sanity and his whole kingdom to the brink of ruin.
Widely regarded as Shakespeare’s greatest tragic achievement, King Lear makes its Botanic Gardens’ debut in an electrifying and heartrending new production.
The eight-strong cast of Gordon Barr's workmanlike Lear communicates this bleakest of tragedies effectively.
This may not be the best King Lear of recent years, but with some great performances and direction, it is still more than competent and certainly work a look.
Gordon Barr's two-and-a-half-hour production of King Lear is conventional in style and slightly uneven in achievement.
Throughout, there is an air of encouraging professionalism rather than novelty.