In this award-winning and unexpected retelling of Shakespeare’s play, Susanna Hamnett plays the Fool – and every other character – to tell a very personal and poignant story that honours the beautiful language of Lear while taking a bit of poetic license.
Created with Edith Tankus (Kneehigh, Told by an Idiot, Shakespeare’s Globe), Nearly Lear is an exuberant blend of tragedy and humour that has entranced audiences from Vancouver Island to Aberdeen and from Broadway to the Sydney Opera House.
“A virtuosic performer with a touch of the endearing goofball”
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“A mighty theatrical force”
Roddy Phillips, Aberdeen Press and Journal
“More wit, mischief and sheer playfulness than you can legally pack into 80 minutes of live theatre”
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Adapted from Shakespeare by Susanna Hamnett and Edith Tankus
Directed by Edith Tankus