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THEATRE: Lost Lear
Friday 22nd July, 2022 - 20:00
An event every day that begins at 20:00, repeating until Saturday 23rd July, 2022
“Who is it that can tell me who I am?” ― King Lear, Act I Scene IV
Riverbank Arts Centre is thrilled to present preview performances of Lost Lear, an ambitious new production directed by Dan Colley and featuring an ensemble of exceptional theatre artists.
Lost Lear is a very (very) loose adaptation of King Lear, examining the self and that part of us that’s inaccessible to others. Fast-paced and thought-provoking, Lost Lear invites us into the world of Joy (Venetia Bowe), a woman with dementia, who is being cared for through a method where people live inside an old memory.
Following the national and international tour of A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Dan Colley and company’s Lost Lear, will preview at Riverbank Arts Centre before the world premiere in Autumn 2022.
Lost Lear is co-produced by Riverbank Arts Centre and Mermaid Arts Centre and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Fishamble’s New Play Clinic.
Cast: Venetia Bowe, Peter Daly, Manus Halligan
Directed by Dan Colley
Composed by Daniel McAuley
Set Design: Andrew Clancy
Lighting Design: Suzie Cummins
Costume Design: Cherie White
Sound Design: Kevin Gleeson
AV Design: Ross Ryder
Photo credit Pato Cassinoni and graphic design Sarah Moloney.
Dan Colley is a multi-annual artist-in-residence at Riverbank Arts Centre since 2019, funded by the Arts Council and Kildare County Council, which has supported the development of Lost Lear and two other new works by Dan Colley and collaborators.
This play contains flashing lights and strobe lighting which may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy.