“We have no such daughter, nor shall ever see that face of hers again.”
King Lear is a pitiless portrait of one man’s unravelling sanity and the chaos that ensues. As family ties disintegrate, Lear is pitted against his children and against nature as he is thrust into the barren world of the outsider.
With an introduction from director Michael Buffong and lead actor Don Warrington, this production, set in pagan Britain, was captured at the Royal Exchange in Manchester.
King Lear: The Film is a A Talawa Theatre Company / Royal Exchange Theatre / Saffron Cherry TV production in association with Lion Eyes TV.
Photos: Jonathan Keenan
*Contains mild violence and partial nudity