Lear (23 – 27 Aug)

John Scott Dance


23 – 27 Aug

23 Aug | 16.15 | 60 mins | U
£10 (£8 conc)

24 – 27 Aug | 16.15 | 60 mins | U
£12 (£10 conc)

John Scott’s Lear is a deeply personal and riveting interpretation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece. King Lear is portrayed by New York dance legend Valda Setterfield, 82, who has worked with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Woody Allen, David Gordon Pick Up Company and as a soloist for Merce Cunningham.

Setterfield gives a profoundly moving performance that explores the unravelling of a universe, parental love, fear of death, personal transformation and enlightenment.

Toppling the hierarchy, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia are portrayed by three outstanding male dancers: Kevin Coquelard, Ryan O’Neill and Mufutau Yusuf.

'John Scott and Valda Setterfield combine to dazzling effect, with warmth and humour.'
★★★★★ The Irish Times


Image Credit: Patrick Moore

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