Outdoor Theatre - King Lear

Until Sat 19 Sep 2020

Location: Markeaton Park - Craft Village

Please note your seating must fit within a 2m x 2m box
Running Time: 1 hour - approximate, including any interval(s).

About the event

Shakespeare's classic tale of a king and his daughters, told with Oddsock's usual live music, laughter and anarchy.

Oddsocks Productions had to shelve plans to tour its usual size of open air performance of Shakespeare in 2020 as the Covid-19 crisis hit but the popular, Derby-based touring company are delighted to be performing two very special shows on its doorstep. As the rest of the country miss out on their annual dose of comedy Shakespeare (Oddsocks has been touring every summer for over thirty years), Derby will have chance to see the family company in action with three opportunities to catch a performance of “The Bard’s Best Bits of King Lear”

Lear is retiring and dividing his assets between his three daughters. The competition is on. When his youngest and favourite daughter refuses to join in, her two ugly sisters eagerly snap up her portion. Lear soon discovers that forming a bubble with his elder daughters is not as comfortable as he assumed it would be.

Pack a picnic, bring a garden chair, “Boo” the ugly sisters as they pursue their evil plans and cheer as the goodies fight for what’s right when you join the Oddsocks cast of three as they bring Shakepseare’s story of greed, duplicity, disguise and ultimate forgiveness to the stage in their uniquely hilarious way.

Outdoor Theatre Season September 2020

Quick changes, bonkers battles, wicked witches, ugly sisters, clever disguises and the odd special effect is planned as family run theatre company Oddsocks roll into Markeaton Craft Village for some safely distanced Alfresco comedy Shakespeare this September for The Bard’s Best Bits of Macbeth and King Lear at Markeaton Craft Village.

Derby-based Oddsocks Productions is excited to be making a safe welcome return to live open-air for the first time since lockdown.

Both comedy performances will last an hour with no interval and are being performed by members of the family run touring company who are bubbled together; Dad Andy, mum Elli, daughter Charlie and son Felix. 

Bring a garden chair and a picnic, dress for the weather and enjoy the fun as the family ambitiously attempt to perform Shakespeare’s most epic dramas by cutting out the boring bits and keeping the best bits. 

Oddsocks Productions website

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