Reading Open Air 2019: King Lear

Reading Abbey Ruins, Reading, RG1 3BA
Wed 10th July 2019 - Sat 20th July 2019
by William Shakespeare

‘tis the time’s plague,
when madmen lead the blind

The country is divided.

King Lear, ruler of the British Empire, intends to split his lands, his wealth, and his power between his three daughters. All but the title of King will be bestowed upon them; yet one decision to turn his back on those that love him the most will change everything. His unpredictable behaviour and fall from grace leads to exile, conflict, madness and death for all around him.

In its second year performing back in the Reading Abbey Ruins (after 2018’s sell-out production of Much Ado About Nothing), Progress Theatre is delighted to present King Lear in the imposing surroundings it deserves, within the walls of the magnificent Chapter House.

No performance on Sunday 14th July

Reading-based Blue Collar Street Food will be onsite serving craft beer, Pimms, prosecco and soft drinks.

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