16 May, 2012
ďAS FLIES TO WANTON BOYS, ARE WE TO THE GODS;"
King Lear was old and tired. He was weary of the business of his kingdom, and wished only to end his days quietly near his three daughters. Two of his daughters were married to the Dukes of Albany and Cornwall; and the Duke of Burgundy and the King of France were both suitors for the hand of Cordelia, his youngest daughter.
Lear called his three daughters together, and told them that he proposed to divide his kingdom between them. "But first," said he, "I should like to know how much you love me."
Vanity, pride, deception, loyalty, duty and human folly will all be on display.
Performances will be on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th May at 7pm.
Please contact reception on 01784 266 930 to book tickets; £5 Adults and £3 children, payable on the evening of the performance.