10 June 2017
Tell me, my daughters –
Which of you shall we say doth love us most?
Roll up, roll up! Lear’s Circus is in town, where it’s out with the old and in with the new…
Two families caught in a storm of words, divided by misjudged loyalties and sibling rivalries.
Warring brothers, wicked sisters and powerless fathers discover too late that love can’t be measured.
Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy abridged for a younger audience.
Fusing circus skills and physical theatre, combined with Shakespeare’s words spoken with clarity, this exciting version of the play is suitable for children aged 7+ and includes interactive elements for the audience.
The production, along with an accompanying in-school workshop, will play to nearly 4000 Primary School children throughout the summer term.
Approx 70 mins long.
Two public performances Sat 13 May and Sat 10 June at 11.00am
Relaxed Performance Sat 10 Jun 11.00am
Primary Shakespeare has been an important part of the Orange Tree’s education programme for over 20 years. Last year, Primary Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors played to 4368 pupils from 53 different schools. For more information on booking for schools contact Imogen Bond [email protected]
Reviews from children that took part
‘If a volcano could watch it, it would erupt in laughter!’ Ibstock Place School
‘After the spectacular workshop I was so excited for the show. As soon as we arrived we were greeted warmly by a member of staff. We had an amazing view. I could see perfectly. The performance blew my mind! Thank you for putting on an amazing play. I would like to come to the theatre again.’ King Athelstan Primary School
Photo by Robert Day