“THE KING LEAR” 
Shakespeare’s tragedy..... in a pub! 
Shakespeare’s classic tragedy set in a pub - “THE KING LEAR.”
Instead of a Kingdom - a pub!
Instead of a King - Mr Lear, the landlord!
When he announces his retirement and the division of his “kingdom” between his daughters, Mr Lear imitates his famous namesake and demands to know which of them loves him the most. In so doing he unleashes a tide of frustration and jealousy.
Hilarious and heart breaking, "THE KING LEAR" blends physical theatre, audience participation and clowning, all linked by Shakespeare's magnificent text. There will be irreverence, but no parody. SHIFTING SANDS play with Shakespeare’s ingredients yet remain faithful to his themes.
The result - accessible, comic, exhilarating, heart-felt theatre!
TOURING SPRING 2018

7.3.18 Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth - 023 9273 7370
8.3.18 Cramphorn, Theatre, Chelmsford - 01245.606505

13.3.18 Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead - 01628.682555
16.3.18 Edmunbyers Village Hall, Co Durham
17.3.18 Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland
18.3.18 Arnside Education Institute, Cumbria

20.3.18  Old Town Hall Hemel Hempstead - 01442.228091
21.3.18 South Street Arts Centre, Reading - 0118.9606060
22.3.18 Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, South Oxfordshire - 01235.515144
24.3.18 Llanbedr Village Hall, Crickhowell nr Abergavenny

23.4.18 Artrix Arts Centre, Birmingham - 01527.577330
24.4.18 Unity Theatre , Liverpool - 0844.8732888
25.4.18 Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton - 01902.321321
26.4.18 West End Centre, Aldershot - 01252.408040
27.4.18 Cranleigh Arts Centre - 01483.278000

02.5.18 Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes - 01908.324466
03.5.18 Long Whatton Community Centre, Leics, LE12
04.5.18 Bonington Theatre, Nottingham
05.5.18 Church Lench Village Hall, Worcestershire.nr Evesham
WORKSHOPS
PLAY & PERFORM
Berlin November 3rd - 12th 2017
TheatreHausMitte
A 10 day Clown workshop to create and perform on two nights a show based upon Gogol's
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
For full details email Gerry on shiftingsandstheatre@hotmail.com
CLOWN & PERFORMANCE City Lit, London
December 11th - 14th 2017
10.30am - 5.30m with an evening presentation on December 14th

To book a place call 020.7831.7831
or go online www.citylit.ac.uk and click on "courses"