Mask Theatre take King Lear on the road

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Peterborough’s Mask Theatre, in conjunction with The Royal Shakespeare Company, will be touring the city and surrounding area, to perform King Lear this month.

The dark tale of family relationships is set in the 8th Century BC during the period of King Leir in Britain.

The story unwinds as the elderly King Lear decides to divide his kingdom and power between his three daughters, exposing the hidden treachery and betrayal amongst his own children.

Director Catherine Myland said: “What i find truly fascinating about the play is the exploration of family relationships. We explore strong sibling resentments coming from intended or otherwise actions by the fathers Lear and Gloucester.”

The first performance is on July 16 at Crowland Abbey, East Street,in Crowland.

On Friday July 17 there will be a performance at Moonhenge, Red House Farm, Woodwalton, in Huntingdon,

The final city performances are from July 21 to July 25 at Central Park, Park Crescent, in Peterborough, All performances will begin at 7.30pm, and tickets are £7.50

For more information and to purchase tickets visit the website:

The Mask theatre has produced over 120 plays by over 75 different authors and used 11 different venues in Peterborough during it’s 65 year history.