- Shakespeare's Queens/ The Madness of King Lear
"Shakespeare's seductively powerful Queens and his darkly mad King Lear fascinated audiences at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe. Now they're together in the West End: two satisfying halves of an eclectic and highly entertaining Shakespearian 'Double Bill'."
Shakespeare's Queens: presented by Straylight Australia:
"They're dead! But Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots are still arguing furiously over who ruled best. When Shakespeare finds himself caught in the middle, he summons the seductive, ambitious and fabulously powerful Queens from his plays to help settle the dispute. Meet them all, from the She-wolf of France to the Serpent of the Nile, in this entertaining and fast-paced hour of intrigue, passion, tragedy and triumph."
Directed by Roz Riley, featuring Rachel Ferris, Kath Perry, Patrick Trumper.
The Madness of King Lear presented by CW Productions:
"He's dead, too! But the spirit of the old King is unable to rest as he battles to understand the actions of his three daughters. His dear companion and shamanic guide, Fool, shape-shifts in taunting flashes of half-glimpsed insight, as the King becomes ever more lost in his memory and his madness. Both tragic and playful, this is 'Lear' as you've never seen it before: an explosive fusion of drama, dance, clowning and comedy."
Directed by Sara Fernandez Reyes, featuring Leofric Kingsford-Smith, Lucas R Tsolkian.