Wednesday, April 24

Tag: Faith Omole

King Lear – Almedia Theatre
London

King Lear – Almedia Theatre

Tour de force contextualising King Lear in the here and now.  Yaël Farber's directed recreations of Shakespeare have become synonymous with memorable action from the actors and actresses, moody lights and deep witnessing of self and others.  The earthy elements of the wind, rain and soil are brought alive on stage with outstanding craftsmanship. Max Perryment's music is brought centre stage by the talented actors and actresses who break into songs and by the infinite variety of instruments on stage and in the background. The violinist often contoured in inverted postures, usually a background in position but centre stage by adding additional flavourful notes.  Set designer Merle Hensel's delicate shimmering cascading fine chains curtain provides an aesthetic backgroun...