Tuesday, July 16

Tag: Colin Hurley

Lear’s Shadow – Jack Studio Theatre
London

Lear’s Shadow – Jack Studio Theatre

The pandemic was, of course, a disaster for theatres and those involved in the performance arts. But it is striking how many of those affected used their time to develop their creative skills and produce new work, which would otherwise possibly never have seen the light of day. One such is Lear's Shadow devised and performed by Colin Hurley, and now performed in the Brockley Jack Theatre. The Jack performance space is almost bare except for a round wooden table and a bench. Enter an old man with dishevelled hair and greying beard, dressed in a dressing gown and long johns, with bare feet. He carries a modern looking box full of his props. Although looking like a Lear, the programme notes make clear that this is not Lear: it is an actor very familiar with the Bard's ...