Author(s): William Shakespeare
Company: Jo Emery Productions
Running time: 2h 15min approx
Jo Emery Productions presents a modern, abridged adaptation of King Lear by William Shakespeare, originally performed as a live-streamed production from the Pump House Theatre Watford from 12 to 15 May 2021.
Set in the corporate world, Lear is the CEO dividing up his property development business empire between his three daughters. The onset of dementia has made his behaviour erratic and dangerous and threats of a hostile French corporate takeover bid are circling. His rash decision to give up all his power has devastating and fatal consequences for him, his family and executives.