Fool's view of King Lear

Published: 17 October 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Paul Morel in Lear

A one-man King Lear comes to Waterside in Sale November 11.

Armed with a drum, guitar, knife and chair, this adaptation is presented from the point of view of Lear’s long suffering and ever-loyal fool. But Edmund, haughty Goneril, deluded Gloucester, oily Oswald, sweet Cordelia and mad Tom are also brought to life in a fast-paced production.

Adapted and performed by Paul Morel, it was first seen at the 2019 Brighton Fringe Festival and is now touring the UK.